Wednesday, March 30, 2011

World Autism Awareness Weekend, Wrightsville Beach

The North Carolina Surfer's Healing Camp is playing host to World Autism Awareness Weekend in Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, 2011.  The free event is intended for NC families who are impacted by children with some form of autism.  There will be tons of activities (land and sea!) for the kids and families as well as information shared by autism awareness agencies and other important support groups.

The event beings with a welcoming on Friday, April 1st at the Blockade Runner Resort on Wrightsville Beach, the event's host hotel, with a meet-and-greet with representatives from Surfer's Healing, music, and walks on the beach and the pier.

Activities will begin Saturday, April 2nd, at Wrightsville Beach Park and include live music, refreshments at no charge, hula dancing, artistic board waxing, face painting, bounce houses, fishing, corn toss, hands-on kids' activities, and a sensory area with toys.

Sunday's activities take place at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort from 10am-2pm and include kayak lessons and kayaking, a Banks Channel and Motts Channel boat cruise, a perfect surfer simulator, sand castle building, volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, and even relaxing on the beach!

Wrightsville Beach is proud to be the location of choice for World Autism Awareness Weekend in North Carolina.  It's an amazing resource for families impacted by children with autism with fun and educational opportunities as well as valuable networking with families and professionals.

For more information about this weekend, please contact Janet Gwaltnet of the North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp at 252-229-8793 or

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