YMCA Camp Zehnder and POAC Autism Services, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable training, services, outreach, and support for individuals with autism,  partnered to provide a free family event for children with autism and their families.

The “Slimey Science” Workshop hosted interactive discovery and tactile activities that allowed kids to get hands-on creating magical mixtures like slime, snow dough, and cinnamon applesauce ornaments and dissecting owl pellets. Participants experimented with textures and ingredients, and were excited at the discovery of animal bones and skulls.

Cheers to Volunteers!

Camp Zehnder staff volunteered their time and site for this workshop. Special thanks to Tami, Matt, Alex, Caroline, and Karissa for making this activity so exciting for the kids. And a very SPECIAL thank you to one of our young campers, Kyle, for volunteering his time to help prepare the workshop, assist with the experiments and provide support for everyone who attended.

We would also like to congratulate our YMCA Director of Camps, Tricia Kline, on receiving the Northeast YMCA Camp Conference Social Responsibility Award for her commitment to social services, advocacy and launching Camp NOVA programs at Camp Zehnder!