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Celebrate Different. Support Inclusion.

What Different Can Do

Make a Reusable Bag for Earth Day

Make a Reusable Bag for Earth Day

While we may not count down to Earth Day as we do other holidays, it’s still one of the most important days of the year. It's a day when the world comes together for a common goal: appreciating and protecting our home planet. Getting kids engaged and actively...

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Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Here’s a challenging statement that I’m finding more and more to be true: If what we truly want is for our children to be happy, we as parents need to stop focusing on their happiness. Seems counterintuitive, right? The trouble is that happiness is not a destination...

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A Story of Hope: Sarah

A Story of Hope: Sarah

Being different isn't always easy, especially for kids. In a world where children can be teased for almost any reason, standing out can sometimes feel like a burden rather than a gift. And with the constant pull of screens and the overwhelming stimuli bombarding them...

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Kid Activity: Spectacular Scavenger Hunt

Kid Activity: Spectacular Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a simple way to create a day’s worth of entertainment for children of any age—from preschoolers to teens. With a little imagination and some common items, you can design your own scavenger hunt for kids. Not sure where to start? No worries! You can...

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A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

To say that I am a fan of summer camp is not only an enormous understatement, it is also a little off the mark. Having spent the last 32 years in some way involved in working at or running summer camp programs for children and families across the country, I guess you...

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Preparing Your Child for Summer Camp

Preparing Your Child for Summer Camp

Summer camp can be an exciting and rewarding experience for any child, but for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) it can be even more impactful in terms of building a positive self-image and increasing social skills and interactions. It can also be...

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Art Tracing with Pencil

Art Tracing with Pencil

This "Anyone Can Do It" craft is called Art Tracing. There are a number of ways to trace or transfer an image into linework from a photo or artwork but today we are going to walk you through how to trace using a pencil. You'll need a photo or artwork of almost any...

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An Inclusive Model

Our residential program, one of the first in the country to be accredited by the National Inclusion Project, makes summer camp at Camp Southern Ground so much more than just a week away from home.