Summer Programs


Photos of kids in summer activities, swimming, and playing outside and inside

Summer camps offer children and teens a fun environment to develop skills, connect with peers, and form lifelong memories. The ability to connect with peers in a setting that fosters growth and self-advocacy is key to every child’s success in life. 

During the summer months when school is not in session, working families are often challenged to find meaningful activities both for their children with Intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) and typical developing siblings. Families also want their children to gain long-lasting and joyful summer memories just as they did as children, but in a setting where activities are adapted to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. 

That is why Trillium has partnered with providers and community stakeholders to develop summer programming that enriches the lives of members and theirs families. We are proud to support programs that allow members the ability to remain engaged in stimulating programming year-round.

Easterseals UCP

EMPOWER Summer Day Camp (Ahoskie, Elizabeth City, Greenville, New Bern, Jacksonville and Wilmington)

This eight-week day camp is designed for school-aged children with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) and their siblings. Camp participants are eligible from kindergarten through high school graduation. Ahoskie serves ages 3 years old through high school. Learn more on the EMPOWER Summer Camp webpage, including a program overview and eligibility and contact information. 

Autism Society of North Carolina

Summer Programming (Newport, Wilmington, and Winterville)

Summer Programming serves individuals ages 4 to 22 for eight weeks during the summer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The camps provide engaging recreation and leisure activities and may include off-site field trips to pools, parks, and other local venues.

The camp offers a counselor-to-camper ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 based on self-help and behavioral needs. All staff receives intensive, hands-on training by autism professionals.

Summer programming is available in Newport, Winterville, and Wilmington. Learn more on the Aitos, Society of North Carolina's Social Recreation in Eastern NC webpage, including overview and contact information. 

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