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The SOAR Experience
A therapeutic social skills program in a fun summer day camp-like environment developed by the regional leader in providing therapeutic social skills for children with Aspergers and related disorders. View The SOAR Experience film at www.westbergen.org.

Program Emphasis Gender Type Of Stay Location
Asperger's Syndrome
Coed
Day Camp
Ramsey, NJ
Average Cost Financial Assistance Age Range Capacity
Less Than $700 (week) Yes 6 - 16 30
Session Lengths Food/Nutritional Notes:
3 Week Session
6 Week Session
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.
Session Information
The SOAR Experience runs from July 7th - August 15th. Parents may choose a three-week or six-week session. The hours are from 9 - 3. Children must be transported to camp 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.
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 Back to the Future (history-past,present,future inventions and such); Where The Wild Things Are (science - zoology/marine biology/mythical creatures and more);Rocking Through the Ages(music-70's,80's,90's&today);Mystery, Magic & Marvel(science-experiments,investigation,etc.);Artful Antics(art-variety);Imaginarium(characters,heroes,costumes and much,much more!)

Fun filled activities include: games, arts and crafts, drama, music, movement, science, outdoor play and sports, movies.
Swim days (transportation provided to swim area) and Weekly trips (transportation provided for trips) are proivded.
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.

Web Address

http://www.westbergen.org

Winter Address Summer Address
615 Franklin Turnpike
Ridgewood, NJ, 07450 USA
201-857-0080 (tel.)
201-857-0073 (fax.)
One Cherry Lane
Ramsey, NJ, 07445 USA
201-934-1160 (tel.)
201-934-0019 (fax.)
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