Camp M.A.T.E.S. is a social skills, physical activity/yoga, nutrition, music, and life skills theory-driven summer day camp for children and teens ages 4-21. Camp M.A.T.E.S. has a multi-modal, inclusive program for both typically developing children and children with social skills deficits, including but not limited to Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, social anxiety, and learning disabilities.


Camp M.A.T.E.S. strives to accommodate all children, but it does not currently have the resources to provide toileting assistance; communication assistance for nonverbal students; or one-on-one services for self-injurious behaviors, aggressive behaviors, or sexual behaviors. 

New campers are required to attend at pre-screening interview to determine if Camp M.A.T.E.S. has the resources to meet their needs. If Camp M.A.T.E.S. staff determine we do not have the necessary resources, we are happy to provide referrals to other services in the area.

Camp is held Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am – 3:00pm.
Please check by January 2019 for dates & application for upcoming sessions

LOCATION: Forest Lake Presbyterian, located at 6500 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29206