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July 12, 2021
'EVERY DAY I LIVE IT', MOM CREATES SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Summer camps are in full swing this year after the pandemic halted most of them last year. For kids and young adults with disabilities, finding a camp that can accommodate their needs can be challenging. Nikia Bye wanted her son, Malyk, to experience the same right of passage as most kids. He has autism, and Bye said she has had a hard time finding a camp that provides the right services and experiences for kids with special needs. She decided if she couldn’t find the right camp, she’d create one. She founded Camp Trusted Parents nine years ago... read more and watch video
June 24, 2021
MECKLENBURG COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE & CAMP TRUSTED PARENTS
MSOC is committed to community engagement and clearly our team has fun doing it. They had an excellent time with the young men and women that were attending Camp Trusted Parents. It was sports week for the campers so the team stretched their legs and got on the field for some flag football. Watch the inspirational video here!
June 25, 2020
TURN THE BACKYARD INTO A CAMPGROUND
The cancellation of many summer camp programs this summer doesn’t mean you can’t turn your backyard into a campground.
The team at Charlotte’s Camp Trusted Parents joined Jonathan to show you how you and your kids can get creative by decorating their initials... Click for more
November 27, 2019
TOGETHER, WE VALUE EVERY CHILD
This Thanksgiving as we count our blessings, we are counting the local organizations in every county across North Carolina who advocate for children and families. Among those blessings we count Nikia Bye, founder and executive director of Trusted Parents... read more
June 10, 2018
CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS BENEFIT FROM THIS CAMP THAT WELCOMES THOSE WITH DISABILITIES
Every summer, the Observer's summer camp series demonstrates how camp can change a child's life. It can do the same for a counselor. James Dees began volunteering with Camp Trusted Parents from the beginning. Founder Nikia Bye couldn't find a day camp for her teenage son who has autism. So, she created one... read more
June 21, 2017
A SUMMER-LONG BLESSING FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
When Nikia Bye couldn't find a day camp appropriate for her teenage son who has autism, she started one herself.
This is the fourth summer that Camp Trusted Parents, held on the Queens University campus, has welcomed campers with intellectual and developmental disabilities... read more
July 8, 2016
CAMP SERVING SPECIAL NEEDS YOUTH LET YOUR CHILD BE A CHILD
Camp serving special needs youth lets ‘your child to be a child’ ... Camp Trusted Parents welcomes teen with autism and his younger brother who has no disability. They serves youth with disabilities that include Down Syndrome, autism and other intellectual and physical challenges
Xavier Stimpson is the best kind of big brother. He’s kind, easy-going, and generous with his games and snacks. He’s 13, and likes to hang out and play basketball with his younger brother. He looks out for Ethan. Ethan Stimpson is an understanding little brother. He’s 8, and loves to spend time with Xavier. They are as tight as brothers can be.
Xavier was excited to hear that he’d be going to camp for the first time this summer. Ethan was a little nervous, but glad that Xavier would be with him. By the end of the first day, both boys couldn’t wait to go back. read more
July 18, 2015
ONE IN A MILLION GIRL FINDS FUN AT CAMP
Alita Coleman enjoys a good social life. She’s the youngest child in a big family and loves being around people. Like many teenage, she wants her schedule to be filled with friends and fun. Finding summer activities for her has been a challenge for her family in the past. But this year, they discovered Camp Trusted Parents, where children with disabilities spend their days playing, learning and being themselves.... Read More