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


Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW-Director

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

Our school-year services in Bryn Mawr, PA & Linwood, NJ
A modern approach to counseling, designed for the male brain.
Counseling |ADHD/Executive Function Treatment | Groups | Social Skills Programs
Boys & Young Adults Ages 7-22
Bryn Mawr, PA & Linwood, NJ




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 sons develop important social, executive functioning, self-regulation and age-expected independent skills.

We teach important life skills that are not taught in schools or camps, including ADHD camps and social skills 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 
  • being attuned to others’ thoughts and feelings (reading social cues)
  • understanding how you come across to others
  • managing money
  • learning how to feel the passage of time
  • developing situational awareness (reading a room)
  • 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.  The skills we teach are not taught at ADHD camps or social skills camps.

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.  

Please contact us to discuss next steps.


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: 

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Dates and Tuition

Summer Travel Camp 2019 dates and tuition will be posted in the fall. 

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

Summer Trip camp does not have scholarships or financial aid available.

Enrollment Deposit:   A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve a space.   Deposit is fully refundable until May 30, 2019.  Deposit is non-refundable after May 30, 2019.

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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 past day trips include:
-Trip to Herr’s Factor
-USS Constitution Tour
-State Park for swimming and boating
-Laser Tag & Bowling

Tentative 2019 Trips 
-Point Pleasant beach/Boardwalk
-Lancaster County, PA
-Keansburg Beach & Boardwalk
-Rehoboth Beach/Fenwick Island
-Cape May/Whale Watch

Summer Travel Camp is an electronics-free camp meaning campers do not bring smartphones, tablets, etc. with them to camp.  

Please contact us to discuss next steps. 


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 and the Social Thinking® Global Providers 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.


  • 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

Please contact Ryan to discuss next steps

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, Ride the Wave Counseling 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 Ride the Wave Counseling Director

Please contact us to discuss next steps


Please contact us to discuss next steps, we look forward to speaking with you.