The SOAR Experience runs from July 6th - August 14th. Parents may choose a three-week or six-week session. The hours are from 9 - 3. Children must be transported to the program but bus transportation is provided for all trips (2 per week). The fee for 6 weeks is $4000.00. For three weeks the fee is $2100.00. The program includes traditional day camp acitivites centered around weekly themes, all infused with social skills training.
Financial Assistance Available
Limited scholarships available and are determined by need
The program application inquires about food allergies and preferences. Daily snacks and weekly lunch (one per week) will take allergies and preferences into consideration. Participant will bring lunch on the days it is not provided.
More About Camp
A Summer Day Camp-like environment for 6 - 16 year olds with Asperger's or related social challenges filled with: Social Skills, Outdoor Fun, Arts & Crafts, & Relationships.
Program Hours:9 a.m. - 3.pm.
Families must provide transportation to and from the site.
Location:West Bergen Center for Children & Youth
1 Cherry Lane
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Social skills programming provided by trained staff under the auspices of the regional leader in developing Therapeutic Social Skills for children with Asperger's, HFA, PDDNOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other disorders affecting social communication and interpersonal skills.
Activities revolve around Weekly Program Themes such as Week at the Museum (history & science); SOAR’s Got Talent (music, art, & drama); SOARtopia (characters/heroes, costumes, and much, much more!); Across the Universe (science & history); Doodlin’, Movin’, & Groovin’ (music, art, & drama); SOARsational (characters/heroes, costumes, and much, much more!)
Fun filled activities include: games, arts and crafts, drama, music, movement, science, outdoor play and sports, movies, yoga.
Swim days (transportation provided to swim area) and Weekly trips (transportation provided for trips) are provided.
Daily snacks and one lunch per week are provided (families provide lunch 4 days per week).
This is a small, nurturing program that is specifically designed to assist your child in thriving with his or her peers within a fun filled camp-like experience
A $500 deposit is required at time of application for all participants. Applications must be completed in full and returned with all requested records. An interview may also be required. The application, record review and interview assist in predicting whether this camp is a good fit for your child. Deposit will be returned in full should applicant not be accepted or the minimal registration for camp program not be reached
Activities & Features
Academic Science History Computers Photography
Performing Arts Drama Music
Land Sports Soccer Softball
Water Sports Swimming
Other Activities Swim days weekly trips daily snacks and one lunch per week is provided small nurturing program designed to help children thrive with his or her peers within a fun-filled camp-like experience.
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address One Cherry Lane
Ramsey, NJ, 07445 USA
201-934-1160 (tel.) 201-934-0019 (fax.)
Winter Address 615 Franklin Turnpike
Ridgewood, NJ, 07450 USA
201-857-0080 (tel.) 201-857-0073 (fax.)