CARES Events

CARES Summer day camps

June 26th, July 17th, August 21st- Camp Appalachia- Scott Depot, WV

CARES is honored to present year 3 of CARES Camps. In partnership through grant funding from Autism Speaks, these unique camps give children with special needs the necessary support needed to enjoy all the fun of a traditional camp, with options like swimming, crafts, paddle boating, fishing and FRIENDSHIP!

Under the trusted guidance of the trained staff at Camp Appalachia, every child will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of therapeutic activities with their peers and family. With a lack of options for atypical families, especially during the summer, our day camps fill a needed void in providing fun and respite to families desperately in need of support and opportunities to thrive.

Au-Some Golf Tournament

September 10, 2021 at Berry Hills Country Club

The Au-Some Golf Tournament  is an annual fundraising event that supports the CARES mission to allow ALL KIDS in West Virginia to have access to ABA therapy and other resources.

halloween sensory Spooktacular

October 23, 2021 at Camp Appalachia; 4-6:30 PM

Ready for a night of Spooktacular Fun!!!!  Then get on your costumes, bring your candy buckets and gather your friends, because the best sensory friendly Halloween Adventure is back on! 

Trunk or Treating, Pumpkin Decorating, Dance Party, Foam Zone, Hay Rides and a costume contest are in store. 

Come one, come all… if you dare….

Family Night at the Museum

November 20 and 21, 2021 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences 5:30-7:30 PM

Back by popular demand… CARES, in Partnership with Autism Speaks, takes over the Clay Center for two nights of exploration and fun in a sensory friendly atmosphere.

Accommodations include, small attendance, lowered lighting, reduced sound, on site support, monitored exits and entrances. 

Attendance and parking are free, registration is required.