Break Description

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Spend this coming 2023 Spring Break working alongside Camp Royall in Moncure, North Carolina (a bit south of Chapel Hill)! Camp Royall is a program run by the Autism Society of North Carolina “where campers build skills and make friends in a loving environment.” Their mission is to “improve the lives of individuals with autism, support their families, and educate communities.”  

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to developmental disabilities that often relate to varying severity in “areas of social interaction, communication, and repetitive/restricted behaviors.” Approximately 1 in 44 individuals are diagnosed with ASD in the US. People with ASD often face countless struggles throughout their lives, which emphasizes the need for programs like Camp Royall to foster empowerment.  

During this break, participants will serve as volunteer counselors for a day-program involving young adults with autism. Nights will be spent in a cozy camp cabin with bunk beds (plan to bring a sleeping bag or linen!). While all buildings are wheelchair accessible, the paths between buildings are gravel and will pose a challenge for wheelchairs. Consider joining us for a once-in-a-life experience this Spring Break! 

Click here to register!

JMU is a member of the University Global Coalition with the United Nations and is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Focus on: Supporting Wellness

Community: Moncure, NC

Leaders: TBD

Cost: $275

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Driving

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-11-2023

Return Date: 03-18-2023

What community partner will you be working with? Camp Royall

Currently Offered?: Yes

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