Ascendigo offers rewarding summer camps with positive, autism-friendly supports so your child can succeed and have fun. Campers get the opportunity to try activities such as rock climbing, wake-boarding, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding. Highly trained staff make individualized lesson plans for young athletes designed to create a unique experience that help each participant achieve their goals.

Ages 7-17
Monday – Friday
8:15 AM – 4:15 PM

Here are some of the activities available for Ascendigo’s Summer Adventure campers:

Alpine Sports:
Both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Campers will learn life-long skills of independence, follow-through, and critical thinking skills by practicing proper pacing, hydration/nutrition, safety procedures, tying knot techniques, etc.  Highly trained rock climbing specialists and coaches will help alleviate anxieties and positively motivate participants to push to the top of the rock wall.

Lake Sports:
Ascendigo’s Lake Program offers water sports, including wake-boarding, tubing, knee-boarding, and wake-surfing. Anxiety often prevents individuals with autism from experiencing these kinds of exciting activities. Ascendigo’s instructors use multiple strategies to push past the anxiety, in an encouraging and positive way. The fun starts at the dock and continues all day!

Ranch Sports:
Participants can become true equestrians as they gain skills and knowledge in all realms of horses. They get to experience “Western” riding activities, sich as trail rides, rodeo events, and gymkhana games. They can also experience the English discipline vaulting. Either way, their comfort with horses will grow through grooming, feeding, and training horses. Participants leave the Ranch eager to continue their horseback riding skills, with a newfound sense of self-worth and responsibility earned through real work, contributing to life on the ranch.

River Sports
Campers can try the high-thrills of whitewater rafting on beautiful stretches of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. This can include tandem and solo inflatable kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Participants develop confidence with techniques from basic flatwater and whitewater paddling strokes, to swimming, and essential river rescue procedures.  Imagine planning routes through rapids while working with others as a team on the river.

{Note from MP: Please excuse our default timestamp. Arrival and departure times for camps will be provided upon registration.  The dates shown here are the first day of each week-long camp. Although this experience is priceless, our default price stamp indicates that it is free. Ascendigo’s services are so individualized that it would be impossible to list prices here for these weekly summertime adventures. The link provided below will help you get started.