FACT is proud to host Camp at the Virginia Beach Friends School for the Summer of 2021! COVID-19 INFORMATION: As always, we have camper, staff, and volunteer safety in mind and are monitoring all things COVID-19. We will continue to have sanitization, precautions, and cleaning in place to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19. FACT will encourage all campers to wear a mask, but understand that there are reasons campers may not be able to wear one. This will not hinder their chances to be accepted to camp. Behaviors that involve the spreading of bodily fluids (spitting, toileting behaviors, etc.) may require admission with stricter precautions in place (or may not be able to be admitted at this time). CAMP INFORMATION: FACT hosts a fun-filled, action-packed day camp in Virginia Beach for individuals ages 5 and up with the primary diagnosis of autism. For these individuals, Camp GonnawannGOagin’ is a haven from the daily struggles of learning, communicating with, and interpreting the world around them. We firmly believe that “children with autism are children first.” Camp GonnawannGOagin’ offers everything a day camp for typical children would offer and activities will be coordinated according to weather and COVID restrictions. If all spots are filled, please continue to complete the application. You will be placed on a wait-list and will be notified if/when spots become available for your child to participate in camp. FACT employs a knowledgeable compassionate staff that works on a 1:2 ratio with campers. Every camper is assigned a typical “peer buddy” volunteer that models expected behavior and offers acceptance and encouragement. FACT utilizes a variety of communication tools, best practices in behavior management, and ongoing positive reinforcement. Volunteers may volunteer up to three weeks. If you would like to volunteer for more, please call the office for approval (757) 422-2040. Camp runs June 28-Aug 13- No camp week of July 5.