Nationwide Campaign. Itinerary release for World Autism Awareness Weekend April 1-3. As many as 60,000 NC families are impacted by children with some form of autism. These families are invited to Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, to participate in World Autism Awareness Weekend.
Would you please share this Itinerary for World Autism Awareness Weekend? Thank you for helping to reach the 60,000 families in North Carolina! Events are free of charge. Due to special requests, gluten free menu options will be available throughout the weekend at the host hotel.
-John Pike, Surfers Healing NC Camp Director
For Immediate Release
Itinerary for World Autism Awareness Weekend April 1-3, at Wrightsville Beach
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC . . . As many as 60,000 families in NC are impacted by children with some form of autism. These families are invited to Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, to participate in World Autism Awareness Weekend. Events are free of charge.
Surfers Healing North Carolina Camp Director, John Pike promises lots of fun for the families of children with autism. Pike released the following weekend itinerary:
Friday, April 1
Where: *Host hotel: Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Arrive on Friday, and prepare for a full weekend of activity.
Meet new and old friends
Meet representatives of Surfers Healing and pick up literature
Enjoy music for the children
Walk on the beach
Walk on the pier
Dinner available on-site / Gluten Free options (there will be a charge for dinner, based on menu)
*Special room rate available. Limited availability. Call 800-541-1161. Specify “World Autism Awareness Weekend”.
Saturday, April 2
Where: Wrightsville Beach Park
When: 10:00AM – 3:30PM
Activities: Free of charge
-Special Water Safety instructions by Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards
-Hands-on kids’ activities
-Perfect Surfer Trainer/Simulator http://www.perfectsurfer.com/
-Artistic Board Waxing
-Model miniature Tech Deck
-Bounce Houses (thanks to Indo Jax Surf School and the Blockade Runner!)
-Sensory Area with Toys
-Every booth will have an activity!
Refreshments will be provided at no charge by Land Rover Cape Fear and Two Guys Grille.
Information will be shared by autism awareness agencies and other important support groups:
Autism Society of North Carolina, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Brunswick counties, Askate.org, Family Support Network, NC Chapter of Surfers Healing, Ocean Cure, S.H.A.R.E., Surfrider Foundation, TEACCH, Open Doors Foundation, Wilmington Children’s Developmental Services Agency and Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center. Bi-lingual information will be provided.
Sunday, April 3
Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort
When: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Activities: Free of charge
-Free Kayak Lessons provided by Chris and Ryan of Hook, Line and Paddle http://www.hooklineandpaddle.com/
-Free Kayaks available for use
-Free Banks Channel / Motts Channel cruise by Captain Joe Abbate, Carolina Naturalists
-Perfect Surfer Trainer/Simulator
-Sand Castle Building
-Relax on the beach
-Walk the beach
-Walk the sound side pier
An optional, mid-day seaside cookout will be available on Sunday, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean (there will be a charge for this meal).
World Autism Awareness Weekend at Wrightsville Beach: a weekend when autism rules without exceptions.
For further information, contact:
John Pike, North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp Director
(910) 202-3312 or (910)264-2683
Janet Gwaltney, North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp Co-Director
Host Hotel: Blockade Runner Beach Resort (early reservations encouraged)
Phone: 800-541-1161 www.blockade-runner.com
Jason St. Clair: Jason@Blockade-Runner.com
East Restaurant will make available Gluten Free menu options throughout the weekend