Surfers Healing is a free-of-charge camp, staffed with over 4,500 volunteers. Autism affects 1 in 68 children, and providing support and love for every single one is the goal of this incredible organization. To provide this, Surfers Healing relies on donations from supportive individuals and businesses like ours. Kelly Sanborn and Ben Genet of Genet Property Group are proud to be sponsors and volunteers.
“What if riding the waves meant changing the world?“ That’s the core message of Surfers Healing, a camp that seeks to better the lives of kids with autism by introducing them to surfing—fighting against common misconceptions about ability and disability. By introducing kids to the fun and riveting experience of surfing, Surfers Healing hopes to encourage kids who are often discouraged from experience the world to engage with what they love. Since 1996 they have held camps where parents, kids, and volunteers spend a day enjoying themselves in the sun and experiencing something new.
For many kids with autism, sensory overload is a big deal—something they must deal with on a day to day basis, making some activities take more time or more difficult. For Surfers Healing, introducing kids to a calming and enjoyable day at the beach is a way to help deal with the many difficulties they face. Attending a Surfers Healing camp is a day filled with meeting people who live similar lives and supporting the autism community.