Giving every child the chance to connect.
Social Skills Camp
Kids today are constantly bombarded by technology (Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Texting, Online Chat Rooms, etc). However, a lack of opportunity for kids to make connections and develop their social skills has declined over the years. GiveMore Connection now has the opportunity for kids to develop these skills through the structure of camp.
We have all heard the song "Why can't we be friends?" right? Well sometimes, this can be a challenge growing up. Camp Connect is a weeklong, social skills day camp for a variety of children who struggle with making connections and who may have developmental disabilities.
The camp emphasizes core social skill developments to work with children learn how to make appropriate connections with others. Areas of development including Coping Skills, Cooperation, Connecting, Communication, and Compliance in which we like to call the "5 C's." The Camp is divided into 3 weeks to meet the needs of development, age, and severity of the need.
The first week focuses on children 1st through the 4th grade.
The second week is attentive to children 5th through 8th grade. The camp is open to ALL Children as well as children with Individual Educational Plans (IEP), children with cognitive development issues, and mild autism.
As an extension to the development of social skills, our camp seeks to address the challenges facing our families in the Autism Community. The final week of camp is designated for children with Autism that have moderate to severe range. This week is open to ALL children with Autism from school age up to 21.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 1 in 68 children are now effected by Autism (2014). Autism appears to be more of a trend in boys (1 in 42) in comparison to girls (1 in 189). However, Social Skills camps have seen to have a great effect for children with Autism. In fact, research has found an increase of development up to 15% with children who participate in the social skill camp.
A date and location for “Camp Connect 2019” has not yet been determined. But, you may still let us know of your interest, if you have a family member that you think would benefit from taking part in this special camp. Please indicate which of the three (3) weeks you are interested in.
Week 1: for 1st - 4th grades
Week 2: for 5th – 8th grades
Week 3: for individuals with autism from grade school to adult.