19Camp SSTARIn addition to the CARE Clubs, the CARE program has focused on building capacity and the development of children impacted by autism spectrum disorders over the summer months. The importance of continuity and structure for the children we serve has driven Camp SSTAR, an 8-week camp experience that addresses potential regression of skills without proper structure and exposure to environments similar to the classroom throughout the summer. Camp SSTAR offers families a safe, accepting environment where they can continue to gain valuable social skills, maintain exposure to academic and adaptive living skills and practice skills necessary for generalization into natural environments with exposure to sports, recreation, technology and arts. Through a partnership with Pathways Church, Camp SSTAR has been able to serve more children than ever before and will continue that growth in the coming years.SOCIAL SKILLS • TECHNOLOGY • ART • RECREATIONTHE GROWTH OF CAMP SSTARNUMBER OF CAMPERS201426201666522015Children build friendships during Camp SSTAR.Camp SSTAR campers explore the local community.
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