Camps

Summer Camps 2022

For 6 – 16 year olds across the autism spectrum

The Help Group is pleased to be able to offer in-person enrichment camps this summer for 6 to 16 year olds across the autism spectrum. Campers will be grouped according to their needs and peer-level and placed into one of two camp programs – Village Glen Camp or Camp Sunshine. This intimate camp experience, located on our Sherman Oaks campus, will provide a fun, safe, and stimulating environment for all!

** Note that as of today, masks will need to be worn by all campers during indoor activities.


 

Dates:

Week 1: June 20 – 24
Week 2: June 27 – July 1
Week 3: July 5 – 8 (no camp July 4th)
Week 4: August 8 – 12

 


 

Time:

9am to 2pm

 


 

Village Glen Camp

Village Glen Camp is a specialized social skills camp for autistic children and those with other social challenges ages 9 to 15 with mild support needs. Our campers are motivated to learn social, friendship, relaxation and coping skills, while having fun with peers who are like them! Village Glen Camp utilizes evidence-based and field-tested curriculum to promote social skills development, stress reduction, and allow for the formation of new friendships.

An exciting and well-rounded schedule of themed summer activities includes:

· Role/Play Drama · Outdoor Games
· Creative Arts · STEM Activities
· Field Trips (depending on COVID regulations at the time of camp)

Campers will develop core strengths in: Social thinking, teamwork building; mindfulness; anxiety reduction; friendship skills.

Campers will need to be interviewed to determine if our camp is a match for them. They must be able to function independently in a group setting, have conversational speech/communication and refrain from engaging in behaviors that may be harmful to themselves or others.


 

Camp Sunshine

This popular program is for campers ages 6 to 16 who have moderate developmental challenges. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals oversee a creative summer camp designed to help each child reach his or her highest potential and develop unique strengths and abilities. Our campers enjoy fun and enriching activities in a safe and nurturing environment. We group campers by age and ability and maintain a high counselor to camper ratio to maximize individual attention.

Our fun and engaging schedule of themed summer activities includes:

· Sports · Music
· Games · Art
· Drama · Water play
· Cooking · STEM Activities
· Special Events & Field Trips (depending on COVID regulations at the time of camp)

Campers build confidence and self-esteem, practice important life skills, and take steps toward independence while making new friends and having fun.

Campers must be toilet trained, be able to participate without one-to-one support, and refrain from behaviors that may harm other campers, staff or themselves.

 


 

Cost:

Week 1: $600
Week 2: $600
Week 3: $480 (prorated amount due to no camp July 4th)
Week 4: 600

 


 

Location:

Sherman Oaks Campus
13130 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Autism Center
13164 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

 


 

How to Register:

Questions?

Please contact us at KidsLikeMe@thehelpgroup.org

 

*Further information as it relates to COVID protocols will be dependent on the county recommendations and will be sent after registration has been completed.