Summer Trip Camp runs from 9:00-4:00, Mondays through Fridays. Mondays through Wednesdays we take daily day trips. On Thursdays we depart for our weekly overnight trip and return Friday by 4:00.
Summer Trip Camp utilizes an experiential education model which means that our schedule varies from day to day. We are not a typical day camp where campers have the same activities at the same times each day.
Each day we do frontloading to help campers understand what we’ll be doing that day and in the next few days ahead. We know our campers like routines and schedules thus frontloading helps prepare them for the week ahead while helping to develop executive functioning.
Sample Daily Schedule (Monday-Wednesday):
9:00-9:30 Arrival and *hang-out time
9:30-10:00 Frontloading and making lunch if we’ll be out the whole day
10:00-10:30 **Backwards planning for the day
10:30 Depart for trip or independent skills activity
10:30-12:30 Out in the community on trip
12:30 Return for lunch or lunch on trip
12:30-1:00 Lunch and *hang-out time
3:30 Return for clean-up, and snack
Sample Schedule Thursday-Friday
9:00 Arrival, make lunch, get ready to leave
10:00 Depart for trip
12:30 Lunch and activities
4:00 Check into hotel/swim
7:00 Evening Activity
9:00 Return to Hotel/*hang-Out time
10:00 Lights Out
-Campers return by 3:30 on Fridays
-Medications are administered as prescribed
Aside from learning critical executive functioning and independent skills we teach campers the most important skill of all, how to successfully “hang out” with similar-age peers during unstructured times, which can be particularly challenging for boys with ADHD/executive functioning challenges.
Summer Trip Camp is an electronics free program. Campers do not bring phones, tablets, etc. to camp and do not go on computers unless it is for research purposes.
*Hang-out time is instruction in how to navigate unstructured/semi-structured social situations with peers. We provide games during this time.
**Backwards planning is an executive functioning strategy to teach task completion and time management.