Young Adult Camp

(Ages 12-18 years old)

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The Young Adult Summer Experience caters to adolescents who find the idea of “summer camp” too childish or ‘babyish’. This program presents unique adventure experiences designed to develop interpersonal and professional  skills used in everyday life. The program is demanding physically and emotionally. These challenges help facilitate a sense of maturity, social bonding, and independence. Through the intensity of the experience, level of personal challenge, and level of accountability, the program encourages individuals and groups to brainstorm, plan, take risks, and support one another. Participants are exposed to concepts such as collaboration, empowerment, trust, cooperation, acceptance, and personal growth.

Activities during the program include:

Organized Sports

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeballyoungadult(2)
  • Floor hockey
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts and Crafts

  • Designing
  • Models
  • Painting
  • Woodworking

Field Trips

 

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Driving range
  • Fishingyoungadult(3)
  • Go karts
  • Laser tag
  • Mini golf
  • Rapids
  • Rock climbing
  • Rope courses
  • Sports events
  • Snorkeling
  • Swamp buggy
  • Trips to the beach
  • And more…

 

Skills Learned in our System

  • Accepting NO for an answer
  • Controlling impulsivity
  • Following directions
  • Hygiene and nutrition
  • Self-monitoring
  • Self-disciplineyoungadult(4)
  • Thinking before doing
  • Taking responsibility
  • Understanding consequences of actions

Task Analysis Skills

  • How to begin a task
  • How to stay on task
  • How to complete a task

Organizational Skills

  • Of belongings (including lunch, swimming gear, clothing)
  • Of self (including personal care and hygiene)
  • Of tasks (including tools, directions)

Friendships

  •  How to choose friends (the right friends)youngadult(5)
  •  How to keep friends
  • How to make friends
  • What a friend is / what friendship means

Critical Thinking Skills

  • Learning strategies
  • Memory training
  •  Planning
  • Problem solving

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  • From anxiety
  • From movement
  • From noises
  • From thought

Sequencing of Life Skills

  • At home
  •  At school

Required Social Graces

  •  At restaurants and other public places
  • At visits to other homes
  • Using manners and proper etiquette

These activities also serve as a constructive forum where communication is enhanced, and participants are able to learn more about themselves and each other. The program is designed to allow participants to focus on their strengths and weaknesses in order to enhance their performance. Activities allow counselors to address issues such as team building, communication, problem solving, decision making, leadership, conflict resolution and many other skills.