Summer Trip Camp runs from 9:00-4:00, Mondays through Fridays. Weeks 3 and 6 we are on (optional) overnight trips Monday through Friday.
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. For the safety of our campers we do not post schedules online. A weekly schedule is sent to registered camp families.
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 non-verbal working memory, a major area of executive functionin that is impacted by ADHD>
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-9:30 Arrival and *hang-out time
9:30-10:00 **Frontloading and backwards planning”
10:00-10:30 Independent Skill Building Activity (Cooking, Money Management, etc.)
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
12:30-1:30 Lunch/hang-out time
1:00-2:00 Beach (or on trip)
3:00 Return for clean-up and snack
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 camp. Campers do not bring phones, tablets, etc. to camp and do not go on computers unless it is for research purposes.
**Frontloading is an executive function skill building strategy to help improve non-verbal working memory (picturing the future and preparing for upcoming transitions).
**Backwards planning is an executive functioning strategy to teach task completion, goal setting and time management.
*Hang-out time is a time when campers teach other campers games and negotiate play. Unstructured play which is not directed by an adult is critical to improving social and executive function skills.
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