BE PART OF

THE MAGIC

Join a life changing experience for youth with autism spectrum disorder.

Put on your flannel shirts and get ready for our annual S'Mores & Pours benefit gala, October 20th at the Vox Theatre!

CAMP CHANGES LIVES

Our mission is to encourage social growth, independence, and self-esteem in youth with autism spectrum disorder through a quality, overnight camp experience located in the greater Kansas City area. Our camps take place at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS. Each camp session includes both traditional camp activities and activities tailored around the individual campers’ interests.

STORIES FROM CAMP

Read about past camp sessions, upcoming events, learn more about Camp Encourage.

2016 POST-CAMP SURVEY RESULTS

Our 3:2 camper-to-counselor ratio and our well-trained volunteers are instrumental in creating an environment that brings both campers and volunteers back year after year.

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Number of volunteers who give nearly 15,000 hours of service for Camp Encourage
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NEW IN 2018

After three years of strategically planning for growth, it was our honor to announce that Camp Encourage was expanding services in 2017. This will continue in 2018. From 35 campers in one session in 2008, we will be offering four sessions, serving roughly 180 campers.

March 18-19, 2017
Mini Camp Session

 

June 21-24, 2017
Summer Session

 

July 15-18, 2017
Summer Session

 

October 28-29, 2017
Mini Camp Session

 

TESTIMONIALS

  • Parent of Camper

    Words cannot being to say THANK YOU so very much for allowing [my son] this awesome experience. I cannot tell my friends without crying.

  • Parent of Camper and Peer Model

    Just wanted you to know how impressed I am about this camp and it hasn't even started yet! I am just blown away by how well thought out every detail is! The camp definitely sets the bar a lot higher...

  • Parent of Camper

    I was really impressed with the organization, attention to detail, the friendly counselors that took the time to call before camp and introduce themselves and then also took the time to greet us upon arrival, the ratio of counselor/camper, the menu and the scholarship opportunity. I don't think there's anything this camp doesn't do awesome!

  • Parent of Camper

    Very wonderful! Very organized! I can tell a lot of work was put into preparing this camp!

  • Parent of Camper

    The experience was absolutely phenomenal.

  • Parent of Camper

    (Our son) is still talking about what an amazing time he had at Camp Encourage. The teachers have noticed an even bigger change in him this year and we think letting him go to your camp was a huge milestone in his life. Thank you so much for everything you all did for him!

  • Parent of Camper

    I thought the organization and attention to detail was incredible.