Year-Round Programs

Camp Royall

Year-Round Programs

Camp Royall is operating on a limited basis to comply with state guidelines and directives related to COVID-19. Please note that all activities listed on this page 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.

2021 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • August 28 – Family Fun Day
  • August 28-29 – Family Camping
  • December 11 – Holiday Themed Family Fun Day, no overnight family camping
Residential Camps

We offer residential camps during the spring 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 $1,850. We offer payment plans over six months, and we have scholarship funding available for all of our programs.

2021 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • December 26-31

2022 dates

  • January 2-7

 

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 $600. We offer payment plans over three months, and we have scholarship funding available for all of our programs.

2021 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • September 10-12
  • September 24-26
  • October 22-24
  • November 12-14
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 $320; week-long retreats are $600. We offer payment plans over three months, and we have scholarship funding available for all of our programs.

2021 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • August 15-20
  • September 17-19
  • October 29-31
  • November 19-21
  • December 10-12
Adult Skills Program

In Fall 2021, we will pilot a new Adult Skills Program that will take place 2 days per week (Wednesdays and Thursdays). The start and end times are TBD at this time, but it will be an 8-hour day. We will focus on recreation, leisure, and basic life skills development. 1:1 support will be provided for participants. Some transportation may be available. The current cost is $150 per day. We offer payment plans over six months, and we have scholarship funding available for all of our programs.

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 $320. We offer payment plans over three months, and we have scholarship funding available for all of our programs.​

2021 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • September 17-19
  • October 29-31
  • November 19-21
  • December 10-12
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.

2021 dates (Dates are tentative due to COVID-19)

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14