In August 2018, Kristy and I spent 2 glorious days on the beach with over 450 surfers and their families at the Surfers Healing Camp in Virginia Beach. We were there sharing what travel services we can provide for those families who have special needs to consider when making their travel plans.
For 21 years Surfers Healing, an organization whose mission is “to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing” has been hosting camps where surfers from all over the world, help children on the spectrum experience surfing. This year marked the 14th year the camp has been held at Virginia Beach. The event is so popular that families register in order to participate in a lottery to win slots for their children to surf.
Event organizers thought of everything – including tents to shade surfers as they awaited their turns.