Therapeutic Summer Camps for Social Skills:
Summer Sensations is a full-day therapy camp carefully designed to support the needs of children with special needs and sensory processing challenges. Our collaborative design is the foundation of our success. Our unique program blends the expertise and knowledge of professionals from different therapeutic backgrounds to promote camper success. Our program is best suited for children aged 4-12. Small group size and low camper to counselor ratio of 3:1 allows for individualized attention and promotes camper success.
By maintaining Maryland Youth Camp Licensure, Summer Sensations adheres to state regulations established to protect the health and safety of children, such as background checks and specialized staff training.
Campers receive Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy, Therapeutic Art, Gross Motor Instruction, Self Regulation Group, Bike Riding Instruction and Social Skills.
Summer Sensations Day Camp
c/o Children’s Therapy Center of Columbia
10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite G-118
Columbia, MD 21046
At Inneractions Therapy Services, we provide individual therapy, social skills groups, social skills training, play therapy, transition groups, process oriented groups, and family and sibling therapy for children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults. Our therapists are trained to help children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, and families with a variety of struggles including ADHD, learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, anger management, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, social skills difficulties, and issues related to adoption, divorce, and blended families.
Our therapeutic approach is to use our client’s strengths and interests to create personal growth and powerful change. Depending on their strengths, interests and abilities, we may use approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy techniques. Our techniques are grounded in evidence-based practices and developed to meet each client’s needs. We utilize these approaches through discussions, art, technology, play, creative expressive therapy, therapeutic gaming, mindfulness, team challenges, and psychoeducation. Our goal is for our clients to leave with an understanding of themselves and the role they play in social situations. We want our clients to have a “tool box” filled with techniques and coping skills to use when needed, as well as effective ways to express themselves and manage the many stressors of life. We want to give them the tools to be successful, understand their actions and subsequent reactions, and give them the internal power to succeed.
Marrietta: (770) 726-9624
John’s Creek: (770) 680-4732
Fax: (770) 693-4534
In the camp classroom, teachers take a practical approach to academic subjects- targeting basic fundamental skills such as reading comprehension, word origin, language arts in context, contemporary technology use, and utilizing mathematics in the real world. Integrating technology- drones, automated paper airplanes, and video gaming- the instructors are able to incorporate fun and practical experiences into a meaningful learning environment that both challenges and entertains. This approach allows students to increase their academic skills across all content areas, as well as understand the purpose for these skills in life and in the future and how to apply these skills in real-world scenarios, having fun along the way.
Implicit throughout the academic day, and explicitly scheduled in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends is the social emotional learning and life skills components of the summer program. This social emotional curriculum helps students to attain the skills necessary to manage and interpret emotions, feel and show empathy, exhibit self-control, make responsible decisions, and interact with others in our digitally-influenced world. The life skills activities give students the independent living skills necessary for life as adults, including but not limited to, laundry, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping, and more.
Additionally, Vanguard’s Summer Camp also provides two alternative academic tracks: a two-week intensive ACT preparation course for students planning to take the ACT during the following academic year, or a four-week intensive academic course for high school credit (Algebra II). During the ACT sessions, the instructor gives specific test-taking strategies, suggests ways to overcome anxiety, targets subject area skills, and much more. The students learn to manage the testing time, dissect the question to locate the best answer, use a calculator, and improve their overall testing performance. In the intensive academic math course, students complete the necessary hours to complete an academic course through daily small class instruction covering Florida State Standards for the course. Completion of the course and passing of the final exam will result in one credit hour of coursework for the student.
The weekends and evenings of camp are filled with exciting activities, field trips, physical activities and more. Taking advantage of Vanguard’s beautiful Central Florida location, these activities include:
- Beach trips
- Amusement Parks
- Sporting Events
22000 US Hwy 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859-6858
Phone: 863-676-6091 Fax: 863-676-8297