Youths invited to Truckee Asbergers camp |

Youths invited to Truckee Asbergers camp

Courtesy Harrison Woolmington
Harrison Woolmington |

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Asbergers Team Camp is for adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 25 with Aspergers and NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NLD).

Director Meg Fields and co-director/husband Mike Fields are a trained psychologist and registered nurse, respectively, as well as parents of a 24-year-old with Aspergers. The counselors are passionate repeat volunteers with expertise in NLD (Kathy Allen), outdoor adventure (Mark Keim), and social aptitude and life experience.

Activities include backpacking/camping, rafting, bowling, hiking, swimming, sports, and more. Daily lessons about understanding other people’s perceptions, societal expectations, life skills, and goal setting, round out the curriculum. Campers grow by learning about their personal strengths, skills and talents they didn’t know they had, and building relationships.

The Camp will be held July 7-20 at the Cal Lodge in Truckee, giving young adults the tools (information and tactics) they need to assimilate into society and be independent and productive in accomplishing their personal goals. Darin, Mike and Meg’s son, is nearly there by going to school full time and holding a job at BevMo, but not after a lot of support from his parents.

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