Camp COAST for Summer Camp

Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together) is a summer day camp entering its 11th year at the Clearwater YMCA. It's specifically for children with autism and developmental disabilities that allow them to feel comfortable in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. Camp COAST is designed to meet the needs of children between the ages of 5-10 and 11-16 who are considered high functioning on the autism spectrum.

Camp COAST has a maximum of 15 children in camp each week. Each camper will have a teen intern assigned to him/her (ages 5-10). The teen intern supports the Camp COAST child in their daily activities and accompanies them on field trips. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: swimming, sensory games and various events designed for children on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities.

The camp attends weekly field trips to places all around the Tampa Bay area. A Pinellas County school bus will be used to transport all children to and from any activities that occur off YMCA property.

Session Dates and Special Activity- Camp COAST runs for seven one-week sessions run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Parent Orientation is Thursday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. Our apologies - this camp is not available for online enrollment.

How to Register for Camp COAST: 

June 11-15 Skating

June 18-22 Drum Circle

June 25-29 Highland Rec Center

July 2-6 Fear Factory Day

July 9-13 Bowling

July 16-20 Feeding the Homeless

July 23-27 Rays Game/ Busch Gardens