What is a typical Summer Day Camp day like?
The day includes a focused social skills lesson each session along with a variety of engaging activities which include embedded individualized opportunities for learning and practicing correct social behaviors within a group of like peers
What is a Summer Day Camp Social Skills Lesson Plan like?
Each day includes a focused social skills lesson. Each lesson is designed to target a social behavior required for successful peer relationships, good personal character, and building self-esteem. Click here to view a sample lesson plan
Why choose Friendship Camp for your child?
Friendship Camp provides direct social skills instruction along with summer fun activities that incorporate the instruction into everyday life skills. Our group leaders are trained to facilitate interaction among the participants so that each child has the opportunity to practice social skills with other children in a meaningful way. It is not the typical therapy session where a lesson is taught and practiced in the therapy room, but a real life session where the skill is actually happening and the children have the opportunity to generalize the social skill appropriately.
Who can attend Friendship Camp?
Friendship Camp is for children to young adults with social, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs interested in making friends, learning to be better friends, and having fun. Participants must be able to function in a group of 8-10 campers with HFA/Asperger's. Children with Autism/Asperger's;Communication Disorders; Sensory Integration Disorders and other social skills needs will benefit from participation in Friendship Camp.
What is the cost of Friendship Camp?
Each week of friendship camp costs $350. This includes your child's registration for camp, all camp activities, a camp shirt, a snack each day, and lunch on Friday.
Can I get a scholarship or financial aid?
Social Skills Today provides camp at the lowest cost possible. We are unable to provide scholarships or discounted camp fees at this time. We are able to accept vouchers from funding programs like GCSS, Avita, and Accumen to help cover your costs.
Here are some helpful links to these resources.
Georgia Community Supports and Solutions
Avita Community Partners
Council for Exceptional Children
Georgia Autism Professionals (GAP) Scholarship
When is Friendship Camp?
There will be 2 weeks of day camp this summer.
Week 1: June 24-28-15 (Roswell/Apharetta Area) Learn More
Week 2: July 15-19 (Roswell/Apharetta Area) Learn More
Looking for more?
Check out Spectrum Camps and Clubs Day Camp in Lawrenceville: 7 weeks of day camp for all ability levels Click here for more info
Camp Journey Overnight week at Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way in Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, GA: Overnight Camp for ages 9 and up with HFA/Asperger's Syndrome. Please click here for more information and to register for Camp Journey
Where is Friendship Camp located?
Friendship Camp will be held at several locations during the week.
Mondays - Cobblestone in Roswell - 12010 Etris Rd #150, Roswell, GA 30075
Tuesdays - Aurora Cineplex in Roswell - 5100 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076
Wednesdays - Will's Park in Alpharetta - 1810 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Thursdays - TBD
Fridays - Brunswick Zone in Roswell - 785 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
Is Lunch provided at Friendship Camp:
Each child should bring a lunch and drink from home each day except Friday when we will serve pizza. There is a microwave to warm up food if needed.
Does my child need to bring a water bottle?
Water bottles are provided and kept at camp until Friday each week. Water bottles should be returned to camp each week your child attends camp.
What should campers wear to Friendship Camp?
Please dress your child in clothes that can get dirty and tennis shoes. Many of the activities at camp are messy.
An extra set of clothes should be sent on Monday each week to stay at camp. Please label all your child's belongs with his/her last name.
Are electronic devices allowed at Friendship Camp?
No, please do not bring any valuable items such as electronic devices to camp. The day's activities provide many opportunities for games with friends including time to practice teamwork, competition, and social interaction while playing interactive Wii games.
How can I share Friendship Camp with my friends and my child's school?
Friendship Camp and Spectrum Day Camp is available to participants from all areas. Please fee free to forward our emails, contact information, or print and send our flyers to your friends, family, school, and community. Click here for a printable summer camp flyer
Still have questions?
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com
to request any clarifications or additional information regarding Spectrum Day Camp.