NC Zoo launching camp for kids with autism

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo is launching a day camp to host children with special needs.

A statement from the zoo said Camp KidZu opens on June 10 and runs through June 26. The day camps will host kids with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome who do not require significant behavioral support, have verbal abilities and would strive in a camp setting.

Activities at the camp include zoo keeper talks, visiting animal exhibits, a take home craft and other hands-on fun activities.

Campers should be entering grades one through six. Each camp is limited to 10 children, and parents are welcome to attend with their children. Campers need to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks, and a comprehensive health form will be required prior to registration.

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Email:

Zoo.Camps@nczoo.org, or contact Daniel Banks at 336-879-7715.

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