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Year-Round Programs

Camp Royall

Year-Round Programs

Camp Royall will operate summer camp beginning July 5, but on a limited basis to comply with state guidelines and directives related to COVID-19. Please note that all future activities are tentative and subject to change.

Camp Royall is not currently open to visitors or the public. If you need to contact the camp, please call 919-542-1033 or send an email to camproyall@autismsociety-nc.org.

 

Camp Royall is a hub of year-round activity that offers a caring, accepting atmosphere and celebrates each individual. Year-round programs include Family Fun Days and Family Camping, Mini Camps, Adult Retreats, Residential Camps during school breaks, Teen Retreats, and Teen Tuesdays (social groups for teens).

Contact us:

camproyall@autismsociety-nc.org
Phone: 919-542-1033
250 Bill Ash Road
Moncure, NC 27559

Family Fun Days & Family Camping

Join us for a Family Fun Day from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday or stay overnight for Family Camping. Both are a great way for families new to Camp Royall to get an idea of what we are all about and for return families to enjoy camp together. With Family Fun Days, you can enjoy all that Camp Royall has to offer, plus a cookout. (Our pool is open during our May and September Fun Days only.) The fee is $25 per family of 2, plus $5 for each additional family member. No family will be turned away if the fee is a hardship, and as always, additional donations are always welcomed. If you want to make a weekend of it, please stay for Family Camping in one of our cabins after enjoying dinner, a campfire, and evening activities. A light continental breakfast is provided Sunday morning before checkout at noon. The rate for a family of two is $125, with a fee of $15 for each additional family member. If you have a camper or RV, please call the camp director at 919-542-1033 for rates and reservations.

2020 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • December 12-13
Residential Camps

We offer residential camps during the spring, fall, and winter breaks from school. Campers receive close supervision day and night; our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:1 or 1:2, depending on the campers’ level of need. We use trained volunteers and staff members to run our Residential Camp weeks. Drop-off on the first day of camp is at 4 p.m., and pickup on the last day of camp is at 1 p.m. The cost of a week of residential camp is $1,750. We offer payment plans over six months, and we have scholarship funding available for all of our programs.

Upcoming dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • November 29 – December 4
  • December 6-11
  • December 13-18
  • December 27-January 1
  • January 3-8, 2021
Track-Out Day Camps

We offer track-out day camps for school-age children during breaks from school. Some transportation available to camp. The cost of a week of day camp is $675.  Activities will include arts and crafts, hiking, boating, music, gym play, the zap line, hayrides, and more. 

Upcoming dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • October 5-9
  • October 12-16
Mini Camps

Mini Camp is a wonderful opportunity for campers of all ages to spend a weekend at camp from 5 p.m. Friday to 12 noon Sunday. Campers receive close supervision day and night; our counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:1 or 1:2, depending on the campers’ level of need. We use trained volunteers and staff members to run our Mini Camp weekends. Mini Camp also provides respite for families; preference is given to campers living at home. The fee for each Mini Camp is $450.

2020 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • September 4-6
  • September 25-27
  • October 16-18
  • November 13-15
Adult Retreats

Independent adults, 18 and older with high-functioning autism, are invited to spend time at Camp Royall with friends! We gather on Friday evening to share dinner and activities. Saturday includes leisure and recreational activities at camp, as well as outings in the community, including dinner at a local restaurant. Sunday allows for more hangout time at camp before checkout at noon. Participants are asked for their opinions on activity options before each retreat, to ensure we plan activities that everyone will enjoy. We also offer week-long retreats with similar activities. Compared to our other programs at Camp Royall, the supervision level during Adult Retreats is low. There is limited supervision in the cabins, and participants are in charge of administering their own medications. We have about four staff per 15 participants. If you are unsure whether the Adult Retreat program will be a good fit for your participant, please contact us. Any new participants will be screened by camp staff to make sure they are a good fit for the program. The cost of a weekend retreat is $250; week-long retreats are $550. All on-site meals are provided; participants must bring additional money to purchase dinner Saturday night.

2020 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • August 16-21 (week-long)
  • September 18-20
  • October 30-November 1
  • November 20-22
Teen Retreat

Independent teens, ages 13-22 with high-functioning autism, are invited to spend time at Camp Royall with friends! We gather on Friday evening to share dinner and activities. Saturday includes leisure and recreational activities at camp, as well as outings in the community, including dinner at a local restaurant. Sunday allows for more hangout time at camp before checkout at noon. Participants are asked for their opinions on activity options before each retreat, to ensure that we plan activities that everyone will enjoy. Compared to our other programs at Camp Royall, the supervision level during Teen Retreats is low. There are 1-2 staff in cabins at night, and participants are in charge of administering their own medications. We have about four staff per 15 participants. If you are unsure whether the Teen Retreat program will be a good fit for your participant, please contact us. Any new participants will be screened by camp staff to make sure they are a good fit. The cost of a weekend retreat is $275. All on-site meals are provided; participants must bring additional money to purchase dinner Saturday night.

2020 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • September 11-13
  • November 6-8
Teen Tuesday

Our group for teens, ages 13-22 with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, brings them together to work on life skills in an interactive group setting. The group meets one Tuesday of each month September-May, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The fall season of Teen Tuesday costs $140 (4 sessions), the spring season is $175 (5 sessions). The fee is payable at the beginning of the season. Dinner is included. To register or learn more, contact us at camproyall@autismsociety-nc.org or 919-542-1033.

2020 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • September 8
  • October 6
  • November 10
CamperCare Days

We are offering a new program at Camp Royall this fall and spring to help families as they manage through the school and life disruptions they are currently facing due to the pandemic.  We are providing a day of fun and individualized care for campers from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day the program is in session.  The program is taking place 2 days per week and campers can sign up online to get on our waiting list at this time.  We are placing campers in half day or full day slots either 1 or 2 days per week based on staffing availability. 

There is no CamperCare program during our other weeklong programs (Oct 5-16 and Nov 29-Jan 8).