A day & overnight travel camp for boys ages 11-15 who need help improving their executive functioning, social skills and age-expected independence.

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BRYN MAWR, PA AND LINWOOD, NJ
AGES 7-22
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A MODERN APPROACH TO COUNSELING, DESIGNED FOR THE MALE BRAIN. 
THERAPY AND COUNSELING GROUPS FOR BOYS & YOUNG ADULTS
AGES 7-22

 

About

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Summer Trip Camp was designed for boys who are looking for an active summer experience and parents who are looking for a program that will help their son develop and generalize important social, executive functioning, self-regulation and age-expected independent skills.

We teach critical life skills that are not taught in schools or camps . 

The program which began in 2017 was designed for boys who enjoy “learning while doing” and would benefit from spending time with a small group of similar-age boys who understand them.   Our small program size provides a high degree of individualized attention and supervision.  

The experience we provide isn’t about the highly specialized skill development strategies we integrate into our daily program…it’s about the close friendships that are formed.  Skills we teach at Summer Trip Camp include:

  • learning to form genuine friendships without the involvement of video games or electronics
  • being attuned to others’ thoughts and feelings (reading social cues)
  • developing situational awareness
  • being responsible for one’s belongings
  • being flexible in order to work as part of a group
  • self-advocacy skills
  • expressing emotions in a manner expected for one’s age
  • accepting constructive feedback
  • resolving conflicts peacefully
  • developing self-confidence and a sense of accountability to others

Summer Travel Camp is not a “social skills camp” or a special needs summer camp. We provide a structured, fun learning experience designed for boys to develop skills they may not have developed intuitively due to ADHD or learning differences.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and your son about being part of an amazing summer experience.  

I’m interested in my son having a successful summer!

Skills We Teach

We teach the following social thinking® skills during Summer Trip Camp:

  • Being cognitively flexible
  • Managing anxiety in new situations
  • Using humor appropriately
  • Developing positive self-talk
  • Understanding one’s responsibility in sustaining friendships
  • Understanding how your words and actions are interpreted by others
  • Differentiating between “small problems” and “big problems”
  • Social problem solving skills
  • Understanding other’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions
  • Persevering through non-preferred tasks/activities
  • Expressing emotions in a way expected for one’s age
  • Developing situational awareness a.ka. “reading a room”

Our progressive curriculum is based around developing important executive function skills and independent skills such as:

  • Managing money and belongings
  • Successfully working in a group with peers (group projects)
  • Planning ahead
  • Being able to feel the passage of time
  • Cooking
  • Maintaining good hygiene
  • Using past experiences to plan for the future
  • Taking a leadership role

The skills we teach are based on the following methodologies and curricula.  Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, Camp Director has more training in these methodologies than any Clinician or Camp Director throughout the Philadelphia area.

Methodologies we integrate into Summer Trip Camp include: 

  • Social Cognitive Skills: Social Thinking® created by Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Executive Function Skills: Based on the work of Kristen Jacobsen and Sarah Ward of Cognitive Connections Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Youth (training from the Beck Institute & Temple University Child/Teen Anxiety Clinic)

I’m interested in my son having a successful summer!

Dates and Tuition

Summer Travel Camp 2018 Dates 
Week 1: June 25-29
Week 2: July 2-6

Week 3: July 9-13
Week 4: July 16-20
*Camp is in session on July 4

Summer Travel Camp 2018 Tuition
4 Weeks: $3360.00
3 Weeks: $2760.00
2 Weeks:  $1960.00
1 Week: $1020.00

Tuition includes all activities, admission fees, camp t-shirt and lunch.
Parents provide a small amount of spending money for trips.

A pre-camp orientation for parents will be held as well as a get together for the campers.  Information will be sent to enrolled families.

Enrollment Deposit:   A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve a space.   Deposit is fully refundable until June 1, 2018.  Deposit is non-refundable after June 1, 2018.

Transportation: Drop-off/Pick-Up is available from Narberth at no additional cost or is provided by parents. We will connect families who live in close proximity to carpool.  

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Where We Go and What We Do

Monday through Wednesday we combine nonacademic lessons in executive functioning, Social Thinking and independent skills with daily trips out into the community.  Each Thursday-Friday we are on an overnight trip where we stay in a hotel.  The purpose of our weekly overnight trip is to help put the skills we are teaching into use so they can be generalized.   

A sample of our day trips include:
-Learning how to take public transportation
-Tours
-State Park for swimming/boating
-Reading Terminal to learn how to budget/plan for meals

A sample of our overnight trips
-Keansburg beach/boardwalk
-Knoebels Grove Amusement Park & Coal Mine Tour
-Lewes, DE-Cape May, NJ
-Dorney Park & Bethlehem

*These trips are a sample and subject to change

Summer Travel Camp is an electronics-free camp meaning campers do not bring smartphones, tablets, etc. with them to camp.  Campers may make a brief phone call home during overnight trips.

I’m interested in my son having a successful summer!

 

Meet Ryan Wexelblatt-Summer Trip Camp Director

Ryan began his summer camp career at age 3 and has spent the majority of his life working and directing various summer camps and programs.  Center for ADHD in Bryn Mawr, PA.  and Ride the Wave Counseling in Linwood, NJ.  He created Summer Trip Camp in 2017 in which 14 boys participated during the programs first summer.

Families travel from throughout the Philadelphia area and South Jersey to work with Ryan because of his skill-building approach that is unlike any other counseling/therapy practice in the area.

In addition to a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work, Ryan is a certified  School Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.   He is one of the few individuals in the Philadelphia area to have received a Social Thinking Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion.

Ryan has presented to parent groups throughout the Northeast including CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). His national speaking engagements include the International Conference on ADHD, the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference, and the Annual Autism Society National Conference. He has presented to peers and colleagues at Gwynedd Mercy Autism Conference, the Pennsylvania Community on Secondary Transition Conference, American Camp Association Tri-State Conference, and Jewish Learning Venture Inclusion Conference.  Ryan is known for his authentic, affable presentation style.

Ryan serves on the professional advisory board of the BuxMont CHADD chapter.  He and his son, Austin, who attends vocational school for carpentry, live with their dog Sasha (pictured above). 

Please go to upcoming presentations for a list of Ryan’s upcoming speaking engagements.

Ryan Wexelblatt C.V.

RYAN WEXELBLATT, LCSW

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified School Social Worker
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Youth from the Beck Institute
  • Received Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion
  • Extensive training in executive function skill development strategies

What Makes Summer Trip Camp Unique

Summer Trip Camp is unlike any other summer camp throughout the Philadelphia area. We teach skills that are not taught at schools or camps.  

Summer Trip Camp is an active summer camp experience that combines daily day trips and a weekly overnight trip.  Mondays through Wednesdays are spent on day trips while Thursdays-Fridays are spent on an overnight trip.  We swim every day and integrate nonacademic instruction in executive functioning and social cognitive skills to help boys improve their social, executive functioning and age-expected independent skills.  To learn more about the specific skills we teach please visit skills we teach.   

Please note that there are only 10 spaces available in Summer Trip Camp and admissions is rolling thus early registration is highly encouraged. You may also visit our website, Center for ADHD to learn about the innovative services we provide during the school year at our office in Bryn Mawr. 

I look forward to meeting your family,
Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW
Summer Trip Camp and Center for ADHD Director

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