Camp Attaway Grantee Spotlight
- 2020 Award Amount: $30,000
- 2019 Award Amount: $30,000
Sue Ann Shafley
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 303
Columbia, MD 21046
Camp Attaway’s mission is to nurture the mind, the body, and the spirit of children who are at risk because of an inability to manage their emotions and behaviors. This therapeutic program serves children ages 7-13 with complex emotional and behavioral disorders, many of whom carry multiple diagnoses.
These conditions include post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, fetal alcohol, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and oppositional and intermittent explosive disorders. At Camp Attaway, children learn how to break out of their negative cycles and learn how to recognize and control their emotions and behaviors while enjoying sports, nature, art, rock climbing, and swimming.
Camp Attaway’s therapeutic summer camp program is designed to help children often left to fail in existing programs that are not designed to meet their needs. The aim of Camp Attaway is to achieve growth and a better understanding of self and others at home, in school and in the community while having fun. Attaway also supports families by providing both parent education and support groups conducted by a child psychologist.