Like the year-long program, Casey’s Camp strives to introduce, teach, and coach kids toward social success, and increase awareness of using targeted skills to influence one’s interpersonal life. Through relating, rebooting, and regrouping, we learn, practice, and play in hopes that our campers will use these skills in other settings.
Camp 1 (Primary 1st-3rd grade):
July 16th – 20th 2018
Camp 2 (Intermediate 4th-6th grades:
July 23rd – 27th 2018
All camp sessions run from 8:30am – 11:00am.
Each camp session is $500, and a $150 deposit is required by June 30th to reserve your child’s spot.
Casey’s Summer Camp incorporates 10 essential skills from our year-long program into a week-long morning camp. Casey’s Camp especially focuses on making new friends since campers are facing that very situation in camp! Here is how the camp is organized:
Day 1 (Monday)
Skill 1 – Qualities of Friendship: Campers brainstorm what makes a good friend and then assess what skills they have versus what skills they need to learn.
Skill 2 – Motivation: Campers will determine their own motivation to make friends. What holds them back? What fears do they have when making friends? They will work on a pro and con list and be individually challenged to face their fears and take risks with their new friends in the camp.
Day 2 (Tuesday)
- Skill 3 – Breaking the Ice: Campers will practice greeting, striking up conversation, and inviting themselves into a game.
- Skill 4 – Welcoming Friendship: Campers learn how to encourage friendship through role-playing and interaction. They will learn the art of the back and forth conversations, asking questions, and listening.
Day 3 (Wednesday)
Skill 5 – Emotional Self-Regulation: Campers learn how to recognize their feelings when they play and interact with other children. They will learn the skill of self-talk and behavioral calming techniques that will aid in friendship if not all aspects of their lives. They will watch and analyze a movie in which the main character changes his perspective using self-talk.
Skill 6 – Responding to Friends: Campers learn how to read and respond to their friends’ feelings, words, and behaviors by using empathy and compassion. Kids will role-play responding to emotions in others.
Day 4 (Thursday)
Skill 7 – Playing Fair: Campers brainstorms different ideas on how to play fair with others. They practice those skills through playing games and interacting while group leaders assist in redirecting unfair behavior and reinforcing fair behavior.
Skill 8 – Sharing, Flexibility, No Big Deal: Campers discuss and relate to the group on the topic of when it’s important to share and when it’s important to have boundaries. Also, they learn when to be flexible and say “no big deal” through role-playing and board games.
Day 5 (Friday)
Skill 9 – Conflict Resolution, Bullying and Mean Behavior: Campers learn how resolve problems with friends using Kelso’s Choices and when to identify bullying. They will practice how to create win-win solutions with friends as well as how to behave in a manner in which they are not the target of bullying. They will practice asserting themselves in bullying situations in safe but firm ways. They will learn and practice eye contact, body posture, how to use their voice to create peaceful resolutions. They will also identify when they should ask for help from an adult.
Skill 10 – Self-Esteem: Campers identify what makes them special, how to value themselves as individuals and as good friends to others. They will assess their progress throughout the week and get a Perfect 10 certificate upon completion of the camp.