Hormel Historic Home offers modified summer camps for youth with autism due to COVID-19

Created: June 09, 2020 02:09 PM

Austin, MN:  Hormel Historic Home offers modified Autism Summer Camp programming due to COVID-19 situation. 

2020 is the 10th Anniversary year of the Hormel Historic Home offering summer camp opportunities to youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Austin community.  Although their typical on-site/ in the community camps cannot be provided, camp directors are working diligently to offer ‘camp kits’ which can be picked up for registered campers on Monday, July 6th from 3-6 pm at the south garden entrance of the Hormel Historic Home.   


Kit contents, activities, and method of implementation vary based on which camp youth are eligible for.   

Circle of Friends Camp—Youth entering 1st through 5th grades who are typically able to work in small groups and have a functional communication ability.

All Access Community Explorations—Youth in grades 6-12 who are typically able to work in small groups and have a functional communication system.

Camp Just For Me—Youth in grades 1-12 who typically need one to one support

Kits are available at no cost to eligible youth

For more information or to register your child contact or call 507-433-4243   REGISTRATION REQUIRED NO LATER THAN JUNE 13

About the Hormel Historic Home:

The Hormel Historic Home is an independent 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the Hormel Historic Home is to preserve the history, accomplishments and values of the George A. and Lillian Hormel Family. The Hormel Historic Home honors the Hormel family legacy of excellence in Hospitality, Education, Music Appreciation and Community Service.

About Autism Friendly Austin:

The Mission of Autism Friendly Austin is to promote understanding of and provide supports for inclusion and acceptance for Autism and special needs through engaging, training, and educating our entire community


Holly Johnson, HHH Executive Director  

Mary Barinka, Community Autism Resource Specialist

Phone: 507-433-4243                               

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