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Summer Camp 2022

June 20 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 2:00 pm

The Help Group is pleased to be able to offer in-person enrichment camps this summer for 6 to 18 year olds across the autism spectrum. Campers will be grouped according to their needs and peer-level and placed into one of three camp programs – Village Glen Camp, Camp Sunshine, or Teens on the Go. This intimate camp experience, located on our Sherman Oaks campus, will provide a fun, safe, and stimulating environment for all!

** Note that as of today, masks will need to be worn by all campers during indoor activities.

Week 1: June 20 – 24
Week 2: June 27 – July 1
Week 3: July 5 – 8 (no camp July 4th)
Week 4: August 8 – 12

9am – 2pm

Village Glen

Village Glen Camp is a specialized social skills camp for autistic children and those with other social challenges ages 9 to 15 with mild support needs. Our campers are motivated to learn social, friendship, relaxation and coping skills, while having fun with peers who are like them! Village Glen Camp utilizes evidence-based and field-tested curriculum to promote social skills development, stress reduction, and allow for the formation of new friendships.

An exciting and well-rounded schedule of themed summer activities includes:

  • Role/Play Drama
  • Outdoor Games
  • Creative Arts
  • STEM Activities
  • Field Trips (depending on COVID regulations at the time of camp)

Campers will develop core strengths in: Social thinking, teamwork building; mindfulness; anxiety reduction; friendship skills.

Campers will need to be interviewed to determine if our camp is a match for them. They must be able to function independently in a group setting, have conversational speech/communication and refrain from engaging in behaviors that may be harmful to themselves or others.

Camp Sunshine

This popular program is for campers ages 6 to 16 who have moderate developmental challenges. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals oversee a creative summer camp designed to help each child reach his or her highest potential and develop unique strengths and abilities. Our campers enjoy fun and enriching activities in a safe and nurturing environment. We group campers by age and ability and maintain a high counselor to camper ratio to maximize individual attention.

Our fun and engaging schedule of themed summer activities includes:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Games
  • Art
  • Nature
  • Drama
  • Water play
  • Cooking
  • Special Events & Field Trips (depending on COVID regulations at the time of camp)

Campers build confidence and self-esteem, practice important life skills, and take steps toward independence while making new friends and having fun.

Campers will need to be interviewed to determine if our camp is a match for them. Campers must be toilet trained, be able to participate without one-to-one support, and refrain from behaviors that may harm other campers, staff or themselves.

Teens on the Go

The Help Group is pleased to offer Teens on the Go, a community based social and recreational summer program for 15-18 year olds with mild support needs, during the weeks of June 27th-July 1st and August 8th-12th. The program features daily field trips and activities throughout Los Angeles focusing on fostering independence and friendships. This program incorporates evidence-based practices to foster peer interaction and improve social skills. Our fun and engaging schedule of daily trips include…

  • Interactive tours
  • Wildlife centers
  • Arcades
  • Museums
  • & much more!

Note – Space is very limited. Campers will need to be interviewed to determine if our camp is a match for them. Campers must be able to safely travel with a group and maintain safe behavior out in the community. They should also be able to function independently within group settings, have conversational speech/communication, and refrain from engaging in behaviors that may be harmful to themselves or others.

Cost:

Village Glen & Camp Sunshine

Week 1: $600
Week 2: $600
Week 3: $480 (prorated due to no camp July 4th)
Week 4: $600

Teens on the Go

Week 2: $700
Week 4: $700

Locations:

Sherman Oaks Campus
13130 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Autism Center
13164 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Get Started:

Questions?

Please contact us at KidsLikeMe@thehelpgroup.org

 

*Further information as it relates to COVID protocols will be dependent on the county recommendations and will be sent after registration has been completed.

Details

Start:
June 20 @ 9:00 am
End:
August 12 @ 2:00 pm
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