Due to concerns related to Covid-19, the event has been POSTPONED until SEPTEMBER 20th, 2020.
We are still encouraging people to put teams together and continue to raise funds, as money collected will be used for Camp Lakey Gap Scholarships in June, July, and August.
What is Zipping for Autism?
Zipping for Autism is an annual autism fundraiser. Individuals and teams from businesses, organizations, or just friends raise money—and zip!—to support programs benefiting autistic children and adults.
All donations raised by participants—100 percent!—support people with autism and their families in Western North Carolina. Thanks to people like you, we have raised $250,000 to support our region!
Through partnerships with Camp Lakey Gap Adapted Programs and Liberty Corner Enterprises, ZFA will increase access to programming and supports for the autistic population in WNC.
The 9th annual event will take place at the Adventure Center of Asheville on Sunday, September 20th. Please join us in fundraising and then for Zipping for Autism 2020—a great, fun day celebrating autistic people and the autism community!
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There are 3 ways to participate:
1. Register as an individual or as part of a team. See our FAQ page for information on the different registration types. To go Ziplining or take an Adventure Park Tour, teams of up to 10 people raise $800 (just $80 per person for a team of 10). People who register as individuals, rather than as part of a team, raise $100 to participate.
2. If you want to donate to a participant or an established team, click Donate and search for the individual or team that you want to get points for your donation and, thus, closer to the prize of a free Zipline or Adventure Park tour!
3. Become an Event Sponsor. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of sponsorship, please click the button called "Sponsors" at the top of this page.
The Adventure Center of Asheville is a member of the Wildwater Adventure Centers family. Both adventure attractions come with over 40 years of experience and have several family members living in Asheville and assisting with operations. Wildwater, a family business, started in 1971, and it serves over 90,000 guests annually on five unique zipline tours and four of the most popular whitewater rivers around Asheville and across the southeast. To learn more about The Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Adventure Centers, visit click here or contact Jeff Greiner.