Summit Camp serves campers, ages 8 - 17, with issues of AD/HD, Aspergers syndrome, NVLD, mild Learning Disabilities, and/or challenging behaviors at our Honesdale, PA. campus. Summit Travel, ages 15-19, is a continuation service, this summer visiting major destinations with the same support systems for our older campers.
Our diet is camper friendly and designed by food and nutrition speciaists. It is naturalized as we reduce presuratives and colorings. We also provide support for special diets including gluten free, lactose intolerant, and vegetarian. We are quite proud of our food service and the responses we receive from our campers.
Sessions may be compbned to form a 1 week, 2 week, three week, five week, or eight week encampment. Travel prgoram are set at 12 days, 18 days, and 19 days in length.
More About Camp
Summit Camp and travel serves boys and girls diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorders , Aspergers syndrome, and possible concomitant Learning Disabilities with or without mild social or emotional problems.
Our children may have experienced academic and emotional frustration attempting to achieve within a traditional school setting. Although the child's intellectual potential may reside at, or even far above, the average (the majority of our campers are in mainstream educational settings), the child's academic performance may be below expected levels or highly erratic because of hyperactivity, impulsivity, distractibility and/or social immaturity. The child's experience in a traditional classroom setting may have been both frustrating and emotionally damaging.
Our child has had difficulty in establishing meaningful and mutually rewarding
relationships with other children. While often performing beautifully on a one-to -one basis with sympathetic adults, our camper often alienates, antagonizes, or isolates himself/herself from peers. Whether due to impulsivity, an inability to read social cues, language processing difficulties, hyperactivity, or a lack of awareness of the needs of others, our camper often responds inappropriately to the social attitudes and expectations
of his or her peers. As no disability is indicated by the child's appearance, other children (and adults) often expect and demand social behavior on a level beyond the child's capability.
The child we serve has been the recipient of love and attention within his home. Even within the warmth of a family setting, however, the child may have difficulty in coping with the demands placed upon him/her, or with the quite natural tendency of the family to be overprotective, or with siblings who cannot understand the atypical behaviors or the child's seeming "preferential treatment" by the parent.
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