Summer Trip Camp is a nonacademic travel program designed to help boys in middle school improve their executive functioning, social skills, and age-expected independence

Based in Linwood, New Jersey

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Ride the Wave Counseling & Coaching

Ryan Wexelblatt, LSW, CAS – Director

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ABOUT SUMMER TRIP CAMP

Summer can be a time to have fun, create meaningful friendships, develop executive functioning and independent skills.

Summer Travel 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.  The program 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 and session lengths provide 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 and the valuable social and life skills that are acquired through our program which 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
  • listening to others and working as part of a group
  • being flexible
  • 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. Rather, we provide a structured, fun learning experience designed for boys to develop skills they may not have developed intuitively due to ADHD, learning differences or social anxiety.  

Summer Travel Camp is an 8-week or 4-week program in which campers attend consecutive weeks.  In order to form friendships, learn executive function strategies and generalize the skills we teach consistency and time is a necessity.  We are not able to offer shorter sessions or have campers attend non-consecutive weeks.     

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and your son about being part of an amazing summer experience.  Please contact us to begin the admission process.

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Meet Ryan

Ryan Wexelblatt, LSW, CAS began his summer camp career at age 3 and has spent the majority of his life at various summer camps and programs.   Having created and Directed Hill Top Summer Camp and Camp Sequoia in Pennsylvania Ryan has a deep understanding of what makes a summer camp safe, successful and fun.   He created Summer Travel Camp in 2017 which was based in Plymouth Meeting, PA.  Summer Travel Camp will move to Linwood, NJ in summer 2018.

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 licensed social worker.   

Ryan is the Director of Ride the Wave Counseling in Linwood, New Jersey and Center for ADHD in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Previously, he worked as a Clinician at Hill Top Preparatory School and Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Philadelphia campuses.  Ryan founded Ride the Wave Counseling & Coaching (formerly called Center for ADHD in Linwood) because he saw a need for an outside-the-box, skill building approach to treating ADHD,  learning disabilities, Asperger’s and social anxiety. 

Well known in the Philadelphia area ADHD and Asperger’s communities, Ryan has presented to parent groups throughout the Northeast including CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). 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. His national speaking engagements include the National Sex Ed Conference, the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference, and the Annual Autism Society National Conference. Ryan is known for his authentic, affable presentation style.

Ryan serves on the professional advisory board of the BuxMont CHADD chapter.  Additionally, he is a parent speaker for the National Adoption Center.  He and his son, Austin, who attends vocational school for carpentry, live with their dog Sasha (pictured above). 

Ryan regularly presents at parent support groups as well as local, regional and national conferences. Please go to upcoming presentations for a list of Ryan’s upcoming speaking engagements.

Ryan Wexelblatt C.V.