What we learn & what we do

Families travel from across the United States for their son to participate in Summer Trip Camp because there is no other camp (day or overnight) that provides this experience.  Summer Trip Camp is based in Margate, New Jersey.  Campers are dropped off at our drop-off location at 9:00 A.M. and picked up at 4:30 P.M.

Here are some of our 2019 trips and activities:
Local Boardwalks
Fishing
Visiting a historical lighthouse
Surfing Lessons (twice a week in order to get in ample surfing time)
Waterparks
Bay Kayaking
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin Watch Cruise
Naval Air Station museum

Escape Room
Wood Painting

Time and weather permitting we also spend some time at the beach each day.

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

Social thinking skills we teach during Summer Trip Camp:

  • Learning to be flexible for the sake of being part of a peer group
  • Improving self-directed talk (doing things independently, without constant prompting)
  • Getting through initial social anxiety when in a group of new kids
  • Developing resiliency to get through non-preferred tasks
  • Understanding how to be show an interest in others so they know you want to be friends
  • Using humor appropriately 
  • Learning how to differentiate between what’s a “small problem” or “big problem”
  • Improving perspective taking ability (understanding other’s thoughts/feelings & how you come across to others)
  • Developing self-advocacy skills
  • Cultivating and sustaining friendships
  • Maintaining good hygiene

Non-academic Executive Function Skill Building Activities such as:

  • Making a “future plan” in order to complete a task
  • Situational awareness
  • Managing spending money
  • Being responsible for your belongings
  • Cooking/Kitchen Safety

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