Give an Unforgettable Gift

How do we welcome 4,500+ individuals with autism per year to our camps? Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors like you.

For a single child to attend camp, myriad resources need to come together: life vests, wetsuits, surfboards, beach permits, and insurance. All this adds up to a cost of $100+ per child, but here's the thing: we don't charge for our camps.

We're the original surf camp for children with autism; we've been doing what we do since 1996. Other organizations have started in our wake, charging autism families high rates for surf instruction. But we're committed to keeping our camps free. We want families to enjoy a day at the beach, on us.

True, what we offer seems simple: a day at the beach, and (hopefully!) a few good waves. But it's so much more than that.

We give parents a day in which their children are championed, cheered, and celebrated.

We give children a chance to know their own capability, to experience the joy of riding the waves.

We give families a chance to put aside the stress of daily life and enjoy these unique moments together.  The moment he stands up on the board for the first time. The moment she reaches the shore and throws up her arms in victory. The moments we never knew we needed until they filled us up. 

According to a CDC study released in March 2014, autism now occurs in 1 in 68 US children. As autism rates rise, the demand for Surfers Healing camps increases. You make it possible for us to open new camps, invite new families, and explore new horizons. Your contributions can help us sponsor families who are unable to afford the trip to attend camp.

When Surfers Healing began, none of us knew that it would become what it is today. None of us expected the outpouring of support: excellent volunteer instructors, powerhouse corporate sponsorships, and generous individual gifts. What began as one family's respite has become much more.

All we ask is that you keep blowing us away.


Make your secure, tax-deductible contribution today!

Surfers Healing is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts like yours allow us to keep our camps free for families, provide qualified volunteers, and expand to new sites each year.

Unable to make a donation at this time? Consider serving as a Volunteer or corporate Sponsor instead. We also welcome contributions of the items specified on our Wish List. Question about a specific contribution or volunteer opportunity? Contact us today. 

Thank you for your generous support!