South Charlotte

Two weeks of fun at ‘Camp Dakota'

“Camp Dakota” wrapped up last week at St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Sardis Road. Sponsored by Autism Services of Mecklenburg County and the Parker Autism Foundation, the camp served 12 children this year.

Shelley Reilly of the Parker Autism Foundation donated scholarships for all the participants in the two-week camp. Topics covered included the arts, as well as time, money and life skills, said Nancy Brislin of Autism Services of Mecklenburg County. The church donated the space for free. The camp is named after Reilly's son, Dakota, Brislin said. Celeste Smith