Christmount, which serves as a camp, conference, and retreat center for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has announced the creation of Camp Lakey Gap, a summer camp for children with autism. Christmount is located in Black Mountain, N.C. Camp Lakey Gap will continue the services of a summer camp program for autistic individuals that previously had been run by the Autism Society of North Carolina for 12 years.
The Christmount Board of Directors supported a staff decision to hire a camp director and continue the autism camp at the board’s November 2009 meeting. The camp’s programs will be geared toward helping campers be more independent while they are involved in different activities. Activities also will be aimed at strengthening self-help, communication and social skills among campers, while giving a week-long break to their families and caregivers. Camper applications are now available. To find out more, visit: www.christmount.com