Welcome! I’m glad you’re interested in learning more about Summer Trip Camp. My name is Ryan, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified School Social Worker, Director of Summer Trip Camp and Ride the Wave Counseling in Linwood, NJ . I began my summer camp career at age 3 and have spent the majority of my life working at, creating and directing various summer camps and programs.
My initial motivation for learning all I could about executive functioning and social skills stemmed from my son who had his share of learning, social and emotional regulation challenges. When I began searching for local programs in the Philadelphia area to help him with social skills I discovered that all of the programs in the area were geared for kids with autism, which he does not have. Furthermore, no one was addressing executive functioning challenges aside from academic-related skills.
Diving head first into this field led to me creating a number of school-year and summer camp social learning programs. I opened my private practice, Ride the Wave Counseling (formerly Center for ADHD) in 2014 in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
I started Summer Trip Camp because the kids who I was working with in my practice did not have a summer camp option that met their needs. Their choices were to either attend mainstream camps where they would not learn important skills or attend social skills camps where they were considered the highest functioning kids.
Summer Trip Camp opened in 2017 as the first summer camp in the United States designed specifically for boys with ADHD to teach executive functioning, Social Thinking® and independent skills through an active program.
I am one of the few individuals in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey to have received a Social Thinking Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion. Additionally, I completed extensive training in executive functioning support strategies as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
I have presented at national and regional conferences including the International Conference on ADHD and the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference in addition to many regional conferences. I also maintain a YouTube Channel: ADHD Dude
I am originally from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University for undergrad and Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work for graduate school.
Please go to upcoming presentations for a list of my upcoming speaking engagements and feel free to contact me to discuss how Summer Trip Camp can benefit your son. I look forward to hearing from you.
RYAN WEXELBLATT, LCSW
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ and PA
- Certified School Social Worker in NJ
- 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
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