autism_camp_benefit_2014_ashevilleGreat event for my friends Seth and Jen and Phil:

5 Walnut Wine Bar, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, & Noble Cider are joining forces for Autism!

Please join us for an evening of wine, cider, chocolate, prizes, and laughter. This event will be $20 at the door. We will be raffling incredible gift certificates and auctioning our campers’ artwork. We look forward to seeing you there!

All proceeds from this benefit will go directly to funding the summer camp experience of a lifetime for children with autism in our local community!

WHEN

Thursday, March 13th, 5-9 pm

WHERE

Five Walnut Wine Bar, West Walnut Street, Asheville, NC

Camp Tikvah is the only inclusive summer camp program for children with autism in Asheville. It is a product of the collaborative efforts of Autism Consulting and Training, Inc. and the Asheville JCC.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Lingle at JenniferLingle@AutismConsultingandTraining.com.

More about Camp Tikvah:

The only summer day camp of its kind in Western North Carolina, Camp Tikvah (a part of Camp Ruach at the Asheville JCC) enables children on the autism spectrum to enjoy the fun and community of Camp Ruach in an individually monitored and highly structured program. Each one-week session runs concurrent with Camp Ruach—9am-3:30pm—and enables our Camp Tikvah campers to participate in as many peer activities as are individually appropriate. Specially-trained counselors continuously monitor each camper’s sensory environment to help facilitate communication, socialization, and of course, community and fun. All Camp Tikvah staff complete an intensive training with Camp Tikvah Program Director, Jennifer Lingle, M.Ed., who is also the Director of Autism Consulting and Training, Inc..

Camp Tikvah is open to rising 1st – 5th graders. To ensure it is the right setting for each child, and because space is limited to six campers per session, families must be interviewed prior to registration. Contact Camp Ruach Director, Seth Kellam (Seth@JCC-Asheville.org) to arrange your interview.

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