Georgia School for Autism Offering Summer Camp Programs with Educational Activities and Field Trips

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia is offering an engaging and interactive summer day camp program to students and other school-aged individuals with special needs and learning disabilities in Atlanta.

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Campers will expand their knowledge, connect with peers and gain new, valuable experiences with our fun planned excursions around Atlanta.

Atlanta school for special needs, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, is hosting a summer day camp program beginning June 16, 2014. The program is open to all students in Atlanta with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning disabilities. The program includes social skills, math and language arts components plus interactive activities and field trips around the city of Atlanta.

The summer camp begins with a special week-long trip offered only to Cumberland students. The students will travel to St. Augustine, FL and will visit an alligator farm, a chocolate factory and the beach. During the days leading up to departure, students will learn about budgeting and finances and will apply that knowledge on the trip.

The official camp begins on June 16 and meets Monday through Friday each week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cumberland gymnasium. Campers will participate in interactive activities, learn about internet safety and appropriate social networking, create photo collages, and will participate in physical activities and team-building exercises such as dodge ball, kickball and basketball. There will also be daily math and reading exercises to reinforce and enhance their skills.

Each Friday, students will embark on a field trip. Excursions include the Fernbank Science Museum, World of Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium and a local gaming facility where campers can play putt-putt golf and arcade games.

The week of July 14 is a separate, special camp offering called Adventure Week comprised of daily excursions to fun places around Atlanta including White Water, Tellus Museum, 6 Flags, Callaway Gardens and Mall of Georgia. Adventure Week is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and parents can sign up for the entire week or individual trips.

“Our summer camp has weekly themes and engaging activities and field trips that challenge campers academically, socially and physically. Campers will expand their knowledge, connect with peers and gain new, valuable experiences with our fun planned excursions around Atlanta,” said Debbi Scarborough, founding director of Cumberland Academy of Georgia.

About Cumberland Academy of Georgia:
Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades four through 12 who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2007 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or send an email to admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. To learn more about Cumberland Academy of Georgia, please visit

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