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Six Local Summer Camps for Children and Teens with Special Needs: 2021

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Summer camp is a special experience for children and teens all over the world. Finding summer camp opportunities for children with special needs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, can be challenging. Continue reading for great summer camp options for children and teens with special needs in Washington!

 

Blue Compass Camps

Multiple locations including Poulsbo, Stanwood, and Port Orchard, WA

Ages 10-22

These guided adventure camps are focused on building social skills and self-confidence in children and teens, including those with Asperger’s, ADHD and high-functioning autism. Programs are designed to assist campers to utilize interpersonal skills and social interaction tools, and demonstrate to them that they can… Read More »

Invest in friendship and improve your health: 3 reasons your friends will help you live longer

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Not only do friends make you happier, they also help you live a longer and healthier life. Friendship supports physical, mental and emotional health.

Here are 3 ways friends benefit your health:

 

 

1. Less loneliness, more connection.


 

Though it may seem like common sense, friends help keep you social. The socialization aspect of friendship is very important because when you socialize, you feel connected to others and less isolated. Loneliness and isolation pose huge risks to our physical and mental health. So not only do friendships help you build social skills, they also reduce the risk of isolation.


Good friends not only prevent isolation; they prevent loneliness. It’s the… Read More »

Meet one of our volunteer superstars- Andrew Howison!

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Andrew helps out with nearly every program we have! He always takes initiative by signing up for opportunities. As a leadership board member, he contributes great ideas for new programs and methods of engagement.

What school do you go to and what grade are you in?

I go to Mercer Island High School, and I'm a Sophomore. 


What other extracurricular activities do you participate in?

I am involved with our school's radio station, 889 The Bridge. I am the Digital Media Director for 889 and a podcast host. This doesn't count as an extracurricular but takes up a lot of my time; this year, I am a class officer, so I have been working with my school's administrators on working out plans to combat COVID and strategies for hybrid… Read More »

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