The NBN Autism Program is so excited to announce that we will offer summer camp for children on the autism spectrum.  Our goals are to offer a fun camp with activities, a focus on social skill building, sports, self-esteem enhancing, while keeping the kids on a schedule.  All of our staff at thoroughly trained in ABA Therapy and have extensive experience working with children on the spectrum.

 

The camp will be held at Kings Christian School in Cherry Hill, NJ.  The half day option is from 9a-12p and the full day option is 9a-3p.   Before care and after care are available!

 

New Behavioral Network’s Explorer’s Summer Camp 2013

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is your camp located?

A: Explorer’s Summer Camp is held at King’s Christian School Campus, 5 Carnegie Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

Q: When is your camp held?

A: Camp is held during the four full weeks of August.  Each session is one week in length and children are able to attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks of camp.

Q: What are the attendance options for my child?

A: Children can attend camp for half day or full day sessions.  Half day options are 9AM-12PM or 12PM-3PM and full day runs from 9AM-3PM.  A child must keep the same schedule throughout the week (ie: he/she can not attend for a full day on some days and half day on others).

Q: What are the age requirements for camp?

A: Our camp accepts children as young as 4 years old and as old as 18 years old.  Children are split into activity groups based on age to ensure the safety and appropriateness of planned activities.

Q: What are the credentials of your camp staff?

A:  We are proud to offer a diverse staff with many years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and behavioral challenges.  Our in-house Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst work closely with NBN’s behavior interventionists to design a camp curriculum which will meet the special needs of each of our campers.  Our behavior analysts and behavior interventionists lead instructional activities and provide necessary supervision to all direct care employees.

Q: Does my child have to have a developmental disability or mental health diagnosis to attend Explorer’s Summer Camp?

A: No.  Our camp caters to children with a variety of needs which may impact their ability to attend other summer activities.  Our camp activities will provide children with structured fun, support the development of social skills, target individual skill deficits, and enhance appropriate communication.

Q: Is there transportation available to or from camp?

A: Unfortunately, NBN is unable to provide transportation for our campers.  However, certain scheduled activities, such as trips to the movies, bowling excursions or swimming outings, may require that campers be transported off camp grounds.  In these instances, parents will be asked to sign a Transportation Consent Form which would allow camp staff to transport campers to and from these community-based activities.

Q: There are specific skills that I would like my child to work on this summer.  Can Explorer’s Summer Camp accommodate these individual needs?

A: Absolutely!  Our summer camp staff tailors activities to meet the individual needs of each camper.  In fact, we encourage parents to complete the “Personal Camper Goals” section of the camp application so activities can be planned to work toward camper goals.  Once your application is received by office staff, you will be contacted via phone to discuss these goals further so staff has a clear picture of your expectations.

Q: What is the application process?

A: If you are interested in sending your child to Explorer’s Summer Camp, complete the camp application included in this packet and return it with the non-refundable $150 deposit, which will hold your child’s space at camp.  Return this application to New Behavioral Network, 2 Pin Oak Lane, Suite 250, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.  Once your application is processed, NBN will contact you to review camp materials, answer any questions you may have and discuss your child’s needs further.

Q: What is the cost of your summer camp?

A: Weekly rates are as follows:

Half Day (9AM-12PM or 12PM-3PM): $300 per camper

Full Day (9AM-3PM): $600 per camper

*Please note: NBN requires a $150 non-refundable deposit to hold a child’s spot at summer camp.  The deposit will be applied to your final balance.  Please include a check made out to New Behavioral Network with your application, or call the office at 856-874-1616 to provide credit card information over the phone.

Q: Does Explorer’s Summer Camp offer before or aftercare?

A: Yes, for registered campers only.  Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:15AM and will be supervised until normal camp programming begins at 9AM.  NBN also provides aftercare services for children until 5:45PM.  Camp programming ends at 3PM and camp staff will provide supervision and downtime activities for campers who need a later pick-up time.  Campers must be picked up by 5:45PM each day.  There is no additional fee for this service.

Q: Does camp provide meals for campers?

A: Due to the prevalence of food allergies and dietary restrictions, we ask that children who attend the full day session, or attend the afternoon half day session bring a lunch from home.  Lunch is held at 12:00 each day.  NBN will provide snacks and drinks to campers in the morning and afternoon.  Campers with strict dietary restrictions are asked to provide their own appropriate snacks each day.

Q: What does a typical day at Explorer’s Summer Camp look like?

A: Although each day has new and exciting activities, we’ve included a sample schedule in this packet to give you a glimpse into our summer camp fun.

For More Information Contact Kelly Rogers:

kbegley@nbngroup.com or call 856-874-1616

 

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WE also have camp in Delaware as well!  Learn more about our Delaware camp enrollment. 

Author:

Anise Smith