Summer Camps 2019

Kindergarten Readiness

For children entering or repeating Kindergarten, our fun and actioned packed Readiness group will provide the opportunity to learn and practice the skills required for a successful Kindergarten year. We will focus on communication, fine motor skills for academics, including cutting and writing, core strength, problem solving, and friendship skills. Your child will have the opportunity to learn pre-math and pre-literacy skills. They will also get a jump start on learning to follow classroom routines and directions, participating verbally in a bigger group setting, and playing cooperatively with peers. They will practice managing their clothing, backpack and snack packaging independently. We have done the research and will target the functional skills that local kindergarten teachers report will make for a successful kindergarten experience.
The kindergarten readiness group will be offered 3x during the summer and costs $400 per week.

June 17-20 (Mon-Thurs) 9-11.30 am
July 15-18 (Mon-Thurs) 9-11.30 am
August 5-8 (Mon-Thurs) 9-11.30 am

Preschool Social Playgroup

Register your 3-5-year-old for a week of cooperative games, music, stories and dramatic play created to improve social-emotional and communication development. Using the We Thinkers! Social Explorers curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner, children will learn skills and strategies needed to become flexible social thinkers and social problem solvers. Concepts included in the program are: joining a group and figuring out the group plan, expanding social language skills, dealing with frustrations, increasing flexibility and reducing rigidity, engaging in cooperative play and more depending on individual and group needs…all while having FUN!

June 10-13  (Mon- Thurs)  9-11:30

July 8-12 (Mon- Thurs)     9-11:30

Young Social Group

This will be a week of fun for your young (5-7 years) school-age child! Using play to teach successful social interactions, your child will learn skills and strategies needed to become flexible social thinkers and social problem solvers. Concepts included in the program are: joining a group and figuring out the group plan, expanding social language skills, dealing with frustrations, increasing flexibility and reducing rigidity, engaging in cooperative play and more depending on individual and group needs We use the We Thinkers! Social Explorers curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner which incorporates stories, songs, and play to increase young children’s social competencies.

June 24-27  (Mon- Thurs)      9-11:30

July 15-18  (Mon- Thurs)        9-11:30

Keyboarding & Writing

Technology is all around us and your student may already be using Chromebooks or iPads at school, but with very little keyboarding instruction. Just like handwriting, keyboarding skills are best learned in a structured way to ensure good, safe habits. Our keyboarding camp – which is targeted at middle schoolers – will teach the fundamentals of typing and work towards reinforcing the positioning and motor planning required to be an efficient and confident typist. When children are confident with their typing, it frees up more of their brain to focus on WHAT they are typing rather than how they are typing it! Learning to type can be “boring” so we have made sure to add some fun and surprises to keep everyone motivated.
This is a great group for anyone who has, or is considering typing accommodations in an upcoming 504 or any student who is beginning to type paragraph answers or assignments at school or for homework.

If your child is struggling with writing at school – generating ideas, formulating the right language, understanding how to structure sentences and paragraphs, or punctuation struggles – consider enrolling them in this group to improve their skills. From 3rd grade on, students are expected to write in order to demonstrate what they know and are interested in. When a student struggles with writing, it can impact their academic achievement across subjects. Our writing groups will provide your child with the support needed to improve their writing content and structure for a variety of writing purposes (e.g. creative, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, etc). Editing and revising skills will also be taught.
** Keyboarding and Writing can be a whole group for your child or separated out if your child only needs one of these skills.

August 5-8  (Mon- Thurs)  4:00-6pm

*Additional dates pending- please inquire

Tween Social Group with Improv…

Ages 8-11
This group is for students who need a boost in social and friendship skills. This camp is led by speech language pathologist and seasoned Improv Actor, Anna Delaney. Concepts of being part of a group, perspective taking, social problem solving, self-advocacy, observing and interpreting body language, increasing flexible thinking and more depending on individual and group needs will be covered. Our Tween Social Group will spend part of the time using the principles of improv in order to increase social engagement, interpersonal communication, flexibility and “read the room” skills. Improv provides a fun, unique way to develop and practice social skills. The “Rules” of Improv are: 1. Listen, 2. Agree and Add, 3. Teamwork, 4. Don’t Block, 5. Focus on the Relationship, 6. Initiation, 7. Point of View, Opinion and Intention, 8. Stay in Character 9. Don’t Ask (too many) Questions 10. Make Active Choices…a perfect match with social goals! Who knows…maybe a star will be born!

July 22-25  (Mon- Thurs)                 9-11:30

July 29- August 1  (Mon- Thurs)    9-11:30

Teen Social Group

Ages 12-18
We can all agree – navigating the teen years is not for the faint of heart! Social anxiety, rejection, gossip, annoying parents…tough stuff. If your teen needs guidance on figuring out how to find their place in a social world, sign them up for our Teen Social Group. Topics covered include: finding and being a good friend, conversation skills with peers, dealing with rejection and bullying, social media traps, self-advocacy, finding common interests, and more depending on individual and group needs.

Ongoing enrollment- please call us for options

Elementary Literacy Groups

Ages 5-12, Students will be grouped by age range
Give your child the boost they need in literacy skills over the summer. Decoding, fluency, and spelling skills will be the focus of our literacy groups. Using the Orton-Gillingham approach, students’ literacy skills are targeted in a direct, multisensory and sequential approach that makes reading and writing instruction much more tangible and supportive – all while reducing summer regression in skills. Start your child’s next school year strong!

June 10-14  (Mon- Thurs)                 9-11:30

July 29- August 1  (Mon- Thurs)     9-11:30

August 5- 8  (Mon- Thurs)                9-11:30

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