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Camp can be a summertime oasis, providing a safe environment for children to relax, play and learn without the pressures they have during the school year. Camp creates a temporary community each summer in which campers participate in all kinds of activities with a staff of positive role models who continually monitor the “friendship making” process. Our Day Camps strives to teach children important life skills, including communication and social skills like the art of making and keeping friends. These skills will help them in childhood, adulthood, the workplace and beyond.

Summer Day CampsOvernight Camp
All Social Skills today managed Day Camps 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 can 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 happening, and the children have the opportunity to generalize the social skill appropriately.
Our summer camp experience strives to make a difference in the lives of everyone: campers, families, volunteers, experienced staff and our local community.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS

GWINNETT

Our Gwinnett Camp Sessions will be at The Nett at Berkmar 675 Pleasant Hill Rd. Lilburn, Georgia 30047. Our summer camp focuses on social skills lessons. Each lesson is designed to target a social behavior required for successful peer relationships, good personal character, and building self-esteem.  The social skills that are targeted may be embedded in activities and practiced in real life situations and not always taught in a formal lesson. Spectrum Gwinnett Day Camp serves ages 4 and above. 

Our Gwinnett Camps are $389 per week (Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3pm).

ROSWELL

Our Roswell Camp Sessions will be at Waller Park Gym (250 Oak Street, Roswell, GA 30075). Our summer camp focuses on social skills lessons. Each lesson is designed to target a social behavior required for successful peer relationships, good personal character, and building self-esteem. Roswell Adaptive Friendship Camp serves children and youth from 4 and above with Special needs interested in making friends, learning to be better friends and having fun!

Our Roswell Camps are $350 per week (Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3pm).

OVERNIGHT CAMP

CAMP JOURNEY

Camp Journey is an overnight camp focused on social skills, building friendships, teamwork, manners, and self-esteem. Camp activities include directed social skills instruction in a typical overnight camp setting. Campers enjoy hot meals prepared each day, heated and air-conditioned cabins, and a variety of typical overnight camp activities. Activities may include swimming, hiking, fishing, archery, climbing, canoeing, sports, and more depending on the weather.

Camp Journey is available in week-long and weekend sessions.

Week Camp: June or July dates available = $750
Weekend Camp: October or March dates available = $325

SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS

Gwinnett School Break Camp

Join us for special camps during Thanksgiving break and Spring break!

Campers will enjoy fun activities centered around social interaction, cooperative play, conversation skills, turn-taking, and many more skills appropriate for their age and ability level all while learning about Spring. Engaging crafts, music lessons, play opportunities, and outdoor activities will provide a variety of environments and chances to practice social interaction daily.

Your child will need to bring lunch and a snack to camp each day. 

The NETT – Berkmar Campus
(675 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn, GA 30047)

Cost: $290
You may use Family Support Funds, Respite funds or the Now/COMP waiver for this mini- camp. Contact claire@atl-spectrum.com for the promo code.

Roswell School Break Camp

Join us for special camps during Thanksgiving break and Spring break!

Campers will enjoy fun activities centered around social interaction, cooperative play, conversation skills, turn-taking, and many more skills appropriate for their age and ability level all while learning about Spring. Engaging crafts, music lessons, play opportunities, and outdoor activities will provide a variety of environments and chances to practice social interaction daily.

Your child will need to bring lunch and a snack to camp each day. 

Waller Park Gym
(250 Oak Street, Roswell, GA 30075)

Cost: $250 (plus 2% admin fee)
You may use Family Support Funds, Respite funds or the Now/COMP waiver for this mini-camp. Contact mary@socialskillstoday.com for the promo code.

F.A.Q.

Can my child attend some weeks in one location and some weeks at another?

If your child meets the age and ability recommendations and there is availability you can attend whichever combination of weeks at different locations as you would like. We have two registration sites one for Gwinnett and Camp Journey and a separate one for our Roswell location.

Is lunch provided at Day Camp?
Each child should bring a lunch and drink from home each day. There is a microwave to warm up food if needed.
Does my child need to bring a water bottle?
Yes, bring a disposable water bottle every day.
What should campers wear to Day 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 belongings with his/her last name.

Will there be a need for a swimsuit and towel at Day Camp?

There will be waterplay everyday at camp. Campers should bring a dry towel and swimsuit each day. All swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen must be labeled with your child’s name.

Are electronic devices allowed at Day 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 the time to practice teamwork, competition, and social interaction while playing interactive games.

Electronic devices used for communication are permitted.

What is a typical day at Camp Journey like?

Breakfast is served at 8 AM each day of camp. Campers enjoy a hot breakfast served family-style supporting our social interaction focus. After breakfast, we have a camp meeting/social skills lesson, and the morning activities begin. Campers participate in two engaging camp activities until lunchtime. Lunch is again served family-style to promote social interaction and build friendships. We have a break/quiet period following lunch where campers are given an opportunity to rest, watch a movie, play board games, etc. before the afternoon activities. The two afternoon activities and our evening social skills lesson conclude just before dinner is served. Following the evening meal campers prepare for the evening activity. Our evening activities are often the most talked-about activities of the day. These large group activities allow campers the opportunity to get to know campers outside of their own cabins and activity groups. Once the evening activity is over campers are often eager to get to bed after this action-packed day.

What is a Camp Journey Social Skills lesson plan like?
Every activity of every day from getting ready in the morning to being quiet in the cabin at night has social skills learning built in naturally. Our intentional social skills focused activities and our trained staff help teach, reinforce, and maintain correct social behaviors including living together, cooperation, teamwork, being considerate, personal hygiene, table manners, and much more. Two focused social skills lessons daily help the group acquire new skills and identify a target skill to practice for the day. Each lesson is designed to target a social behavior required for successful peer relationships, good personal character, and building self-esteem.
Why choose Camp Journey for your child?
Camp Journey is often the most talked-about camp for our participants. Many campers are anxious a first or uneasy about doing something so different from their normal routine, but those same campers are already asking when they can come back before camp is over. Camp Journey gives your camper an opportunity to challenge himself/herself in new ways both physically and socially. Camp Journey brings the best of both worlds together combining the typical sleep away camp activities many children love with the social skills focus to our activities with our experienced, patient staff your camper needs to succeed.
Who can attend Camp Journey?

Camp Journey is available to campers aged 8 and above with moderate*, mild, and HFA/Asperger’s Syndrome.

*Camp Journey reserves the right to review all applications and make a final decision on camper participation.

When is Camp Journey?

Camp Journey is held two weekends a year – one in October and one in March – and two weeks in the summer – in June or July.

Please see the calendar or the Camp Journey registration page for specific dates.

Where is Camp Journey located?
Camp Journey is held Fort Yargo State Park at the Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way Group Camp Facility (210 S Broad St. Winder, GA 30680)
What are meals like at Camp Journey?
Each meal is prepared in a professional kitchen and served hot to campers. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated as needed. Meals are planned to provide a full nutritional intake while attempting to meet the desires and often very specific eating habits of our campers. We have found on many occasions that the group encouragement from others created by the meal’s social atmosphere has resulted in campers trying and liking new foods for the first time.

*In some cases, at weekend camps parents may be required to provide food for campers with specific dietary needs.

What does my child need to bring to Camp Journey?
Prior to camp, you will receive specific instructions for camp including a packing list.
Are electronic devices allowed at Camp Journey?
We strongly recommend that no valuable items be brought to camp. However, some electronic devices are allowed during the summer week-long camp only. Your camper handbook sent out prior to the start of camp will have detailed information about electronic devices at camp.
How much are campers supervised at Camp Journey?
Camp Journey campers are supervised 24-hours each day by trained staff. The open areas, group activities, and family atmosphere help ensure that all campers are always included and safe at camp.

Still have questions? Please contact Adrian Wilkins via email at adrian@socialskillstoday.com to request any clarifications or additional information regarding any of our camp programs.

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