Camp Crinkleroot

Camp Crinkleroot

Camp Information

Camp Crinkleroot is now offered twice per year - once during the fall semester and once during the month of March in the spring semester.  Sponsored by the Appalachian State University Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services, Camp Crinkleroot is a free day camp for kids on the Autism Spectrum (or similar disorders).  All campers will be paired with a 1:1 App State student for mentorship and friendship!

Fall Camp: a one-day activity-based camp for ages 8-18 held on the campus of Appalachian State University and the Beaver College of Health Sciences.  Fall Camp Crinkleroot is focused on developing communication and social skills-- activities are tailored to priority needs for each camper.  The themed  activities throughout the afternoon are interactive, creative and highly fun.  

Spring Camp: a weekend day camp during the month of March for ages 8-14. Spring Camp Crinkleroot is about building friendships through recreational and creative activities.  Spring camp offers a typical camp experience for children in the community and includes activities such as camp songs and skits, group interactive games, treasure hunts and lots of free play.  Siblings are invited to attend spring camp to give parents time off while their kids enjoy supervised and engaging activities!

Camp Crinkleroot 2023 (Fall):

Leon Levine Hall of Health Science

1179 State Farm Road, Boone

Fall Camp Schedule:

Sunday November 5, 2023  

  1:00 - 1:15pm     Drop Off and meet the counselors

  1:30 - 4:45pm     Activity Stations

   4:40 - 5:00pm       Pick Up


Both Spring Camp Crinkleroot and Fall Camp Crinkleroot will be staffed by trained App State student volunteers and faculty/staff members. Each camper will be paired one-to-one with a counselor throughout the camp day. The groups will participate in a variety of activities that may include indoor and outdoor recreational activities, expressive arts activities, group interaction games, riding the AppalCart, and other fun camp activities. All activities at Crinkleroot will be modified to provide a fun and enriching weekend for each individual camper.

Ready to sign up for Crinkleroot?  Please complete a Camp Crinkleroot  Application by clicking on the "Register Now" button below!  There are no fees to participate in the Camp Crinkleroot, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited.  

We look forward to meeting you! 




We are looking for students to help staff Fall 2023 Camp Crinkleroot!   Please click this link to complete an application.

Individual students can serve as one-to-one buddies for campers or choose to be assigned to lead activites. 

***All students must be current Appalachian State University students. There will be a 90 minute training prior to camp on Oct. 30 at 5:30pm, Leon Levine Hall,  room 220

For more information about volunteering at Fall 2023 Camp Crinkleroot, please email Heidi Tait at