Camp Crinkleroot

Camp Crinkleroot

Camper Application (deadline is October 29, 2018)

Volunteer Sign Up (deadline is November 1, 2018)

Camp Crinkleroot is a program sponsored by the Appalachian State University Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services.  Now offered twice per year, the fall camp is a one-day camp for kids ages 8-18 with an Autism Spectrum or similar disorder. The focus of fall camp is on developing communication and social skills and activities will be tailored to priority needs for each camper.  Fall Camp is scheduled for November 10, 9:00am-4:30pm at Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences in Boone.

The spring camp is a weekend day camp that offers a typical camp experience for children in the community who are ages 8-14 with an Autism Spectrum or similar disorder. The 9th annual camp will take place this year at the former Camp Sky Ranch over the weekend of April TBD, 2019. Camp Sky Ranch is steeped in history as one of the first inclusive summer camps in North Carolia and is now home to Sky Valley Zip Tours.  The focus of Spring Camp is to provide a short break for parents/caregivers and to encourage friendship building for campers  in a supportive, fun and interactive environment.  Siblings are invited to attend spring camp and there will be special activies designed to support their needs as well!

Both Spring Camp Crinkleroot and Fall Camp Crinkleroot will be staffed by ASU student volunteers and interested faculty 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 including indoor and outdoor recreational activities, expressive arts activities, group interaction games, a campfire (spring), riding the AppalCart (fall) 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 and Participation Agreement - see the link at the bottom of this page!  There are no fees to particpate in the Camp Crinkleroot, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Forms may be sent back electronically, by mail or by fax: 828-262-8147.

Want to volunteer to work at the Camp Crinkleroot? Please complete an online application for consideration.  Note: Volunteers must be currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Crinkleroot 2018 Forms

Fall Crinkleroot applications are now closed!

  • Camper Application Packet (DOCX, 1.2 MB)
  • Camper Application Packet (PDF, 166 KB)
  • Volunteer Application- thank you for your interest! 


Weekend Agenda

Saturday November 10

9:00 - 10:00amFamily Welcome/overview/breakfast at Levine Hall
10:00 - 11:00amNutrition Activity
11:00-11:30amFun Games with Friends
11:30am - 12:30pmMaking and eating lunch
1:00-2:00pmCampus Activity
2:00 - 3:45pmTransylvania 3 at IG Greer Super Cinema
3:45 - 4:15pmAppalCart
4:15-4:30pmPick Up 
4:30pmCounselor Meeting