Summer is now over, leaves are beginning to fall, the air is becoming much cooler and our campers are now buried in books rather than feeding the llama, enjoying the banana boat, or performing on stage. School has begun, and we recognize that some are even off to college for the first time. Many are beginning a new program, and we know that most are missing the sounds of the dining hall and the music breaks throughout the day. Summer of 2013 seems so far away but luckily for our campers and kids like them we have introduced new Weekender programs throughout the country that will allow them to enjoy successes and continue new and old friendships.
Our Weekender program has continued to be an extension of our summer program and an amazing opportunity for kids to benefit from a structured and supervised social event throughout the off season. In addition, parents and siblings will enjoy a weekend of bliss and comfort knowing that their child is continuing to learn new skills, building new friendships and of course, having fun! Staffing these Weekenders will be some of our wonderful summer staff (a surprise to many!) who are also excited to be reunited and to meet new campers as well.
This year we are introducing wonderful Weekender programs in metropolitan Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami in addition to our North area (metro NYC – Philadelphia/southern New Jersey), and mid-Atlantic (Baltimore to northern Virginia). Already families have begun to register because they have come to understand the importance of such a program to their children. Weekends at home are difficult for many of our children - they lack structure, routine, and often social events are difficult to arrange. Weekender programs provide that very important environment that they continue to need throughout the year. With the beginning of our new Weekenders, there is an even larger opportunity for campers to form new friendships and to meet new people depending on their area - a definite win-win situation.
The Weekender programs are best described as the ‘top hits’ of Camp or ‘Camp in a Crunch.’ Activities are very similar to that of our summer program including, archery, rock climbing, hiking, arts and crafts, zumba, cooking, and much, much more. The exciting aspect of our Weekender programs is the opportunity for our campers to try new things, including horse-back riding, line dancing, zip-lining, and a sisterhood gathering for two special Weekender events (girls only!). Our Weekenders have continued to be very popular - a reminder of their successes, a chance to reunite, and of course respite for both the camper and family - highly suggested!
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Summit Camp provides a summer sleep away camp experience for boys and girls, ages 8-19, who have issues of attention. These may include Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and/or ADHD), Asperger’s syndrome, awkward social skills, High Functioning Autism, verbal or non-verbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and/or mild social or emotional concerns. Some of our campers may also have Tourette’s syndrome, and/or mild mood issues. Summit Travel works with older children, ages 15-19, who have similar issues. The Weekender program offers school year weekends designed to foster peer relationships and enhance social skills. Travel Club provides extended excursions to exciting destinations during school holidays.