Summer Day Camp

Every day at Spectrum Day Camp is focused on positively influencing others. Our summer camp experience strives to make a difference in the lives of everyone: campers, families, volunteers, experienced staff and our local community.

Our approach to the summer camp experience is anchored by our core social skills curriculum, which outlines the skills, that campers are exposed to each and every day.

The purpose of Spectrum Day Camp extends far beyond simply having FUN. Fun is just one of the many intended results of intentional camp programing.

Everything we do at Spectrum Day Camp is intentional, and guided by our core philosophy and mission. From how activities are facilitated, to how we communicate with campers, to how staff members interact with one another – it all has a purpose.

We train our volunteers and staff how to teach, communicate and think within the intentional camp framework. Staff members are educational and medical professionals who understand and have been trained in the characteristics of and research based strategies used for persons affected by Autism/Asperger’s. Our camp staff is skilled in creating a structured and supportive environment that fosters the positive social and life skills of each camper who attends day camp.

Spectrum Camp and Clubs' intentional approach to the summer camp experience provides children with a real-world, real-life experiential program that promotes the development of social and life skills.

There will be 7 sessions of Day Camp this summer:

• Session 1: June 4-8
Theme: Under the Sea
Specialty Camp: Drama
Social Skills Focus: Meeting and making friends

• Session 2: June 11-15
Theme: Around the World
Specialty Camp: Puppetry Arts
Social Skills Focus: Understanding differences

• Session 3: June 18-22
Theme: Wild West Adventures
Specialty Camp: Technology
Social Skills Focus: Reading body language, speaking carefully and taking care of your belongings

• Session 4: June 25-29
Theme: Super Hero Training
Specialty Camp: Camp Journey overnight week*
Social Skills Focus: Taking turns and making sure everyone's needs are met and problem solving
*Camp Journey is held at Fort Yargo State Park at the Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way Group Camp Facility (210 S. Broad St. Winder, GA 30680)

• Session 5: July 9-13
Theme: Dinosaur Dig
Specialty Camp: Connections (job skills, leadership skills and social skills)
Social Skills Focus: Making Good Choices

• Session 6: July 16-20
Theme: Space is the Place
Specialty Camp: Technology
Social Skills Focus: Helpful ways of thinking positively; appropriate ways of dealing with angry feelings, thinking and actions; and identifying emotions and dealing with them appropriately

• Session 7: July 23-27
Theme: Mad Scientists
Specialty Camp: Mad Scientists Pro
Social Skills Focus: Understanding changes in routine and how to adapt to change

COST: Spectrum Day Camp - $350 per week and Camp Journey weeklong overnight - $675/week.

**Please note: There will an extra charge ($150 per week) for any child needing one to one support at camp. If you have any questions about this extra charge, please contact Mary at 678-640-2489.

Payment Options for Camp Journey or Day Camp

1. Payment in Full (this includes a 25% non-refundable deposit)

2. 25% non-refundable deposit, with monthly installment payments on your credit card.

When enrolling in the installment plan, a deposit will be charged to your credit card on the date registration is submitted. The remaining balance will be automatically charged to your credit card account on the fifth of each subsequent  month. The last payment will be June 1, 2018.

• 2 weeks of camp = $700
• 25% deposit = $175.00
• Balance = $525 divided in equal installments.

3. 25% non-refundable deposit, with the balance paid by a 3rd party funding source.

This option is ONLY for campers that have a PRE-APPROVED funding source (i.e. NOW, COMP, Respite, Family Support).

  • Contact Claire for a CODE to use for registration charges a $5.20 non-refundable registration fee for each session.

For additional information, please email

Spectrum Summer Day Camps are now FULL for 2018.

Check back February 1, 2019 when next summer's camp registration will open.

Praise Community Church (formerly Lawrenceville Church of God)
329 Grayson Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30043