What is Basecamp?
Basecamp offers a wealth of opportunities to help develop skills in social communication and social interaction. Based in a local venue, the club focuses on themes which aim to develop your child’s ability to cope in a group setting over a 22 week programme. Basecamp supports your child through group activities focused on weekly themes including getting to know each other, taking turns, sharing, understanding emotions, trust and working as a team.
Supported by trained and experienced staff with a range of backgrounds, skills and interests, children and young people are encouraged to stretch themselves, aim high and have fun!
Our aim is to provide a fun and safe environment to allow your child to increase their social skills and self esteem. We aim to give your child the baseline skills required to hopefully go on to access more opportunities in your local community.
Who is it for?
Basecamp is for children and young people aged 5 to 16 on the autistic spectrum who require support in activities and struggle to access other community opportunities. Children requiring specialised support for specific needs will be assessed individually. Children should be able to cope in a small group setting.
Where is Basecamp held?
Basecamp is currently running in East Lothian. The club is held at Knox Academy in Haddington on Tuesday evenings. We will be hosting two cohorts, once younger group and one older group.
What is the cost?
The total cost for the 22 week programme is £110.00
How many children and young people can attend?
We can accept up to 12 children and young people to take part in each group.
How can I get my child involved?
Basecamp in East Lothian is currently fully subscribed. Unfortunately we cannot accept new participants once the programme has been running over two weeks, but we can save your details on our register of interest and contact you with information should we receive funding to run the club again. You can find our contact details here.