AGES 5 TO 11 FROM 9:00AM TO 12:00PM
Our young campers will attend morning sessions.We will enjoy a combination of small and combined group activities and lessons focused on learning about ourselves and others, and communicating.
AGES 12 TO 19 FROM 1:00PM TO 4:00PM
Older campers are invited to our afternoon camp. Activities and instruction focus on communication, personal responsibility, and self-management skills essential for independent young adults.
EXPERIENCED CAMPERS AGES 16 TO 19 FROM 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Skilled senior campers are invited to apply to our “leadership program,” in which they can work on their personal development while filling a supervised leadership role with younger campers. We help our work experience campers learn necessary skills to prepare them for employment. Directors approval required.
MORNING OR AFTERNOON SESSION DEPENDING ON CAMPER'S AGE
Children requiring behavioral support are assigned a 1:1 behavioral interventionist and matched into a small group of peers with a skilled group leader. All Summer Social Behavior Interventionists have prior training on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
There is an additional $375/week per child fee to cover the cost of additional staffing for higher needs campers. Would my child benefit from 1:1 support?
10:45AM TO 11:45AM OR 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
During weekly Parent Talk Time, caregivers meet with the directors and program managers to review learning goals, lesson content, and cueing strategies, and discuss individual progress. Attendance at Parent Talk Time is essential for supporting new skills away from camp. We ask caregivers to attend one session per week their child is at camp.
Camp runs for half a day, Monday through Thursday. Each day includes small group intervention and "full camp" activities. First, daily lessons introduce key Social Thinking concepts and strategies related to a weekly theme. Then, kid-tested games and activities strengthen learning and provide more opportunities for practicing strategies and trying them in new settings. Finally, twice weekly outings give campers “real world” experience in applying the
concepts and strategies on fun outings around Vancouver. Treatment goals are set by the directors and families, with input from campers and staff, based on individual need. Progress is tracked throughout the session. During weekly Parent Talk Time, caregivers review the current targets, ask questions and discuss progress in order to support these new skills away from camp.