adventure camp vs traditional therapy
|Adventure Camp||Traditional Therapy|
|$85/hr x 35hrs (5 units are parent guidance)||$150 - $190/hr x 35 hrs|
|$2,975||$5,250 - $6,650|
|1 week (saved 7.25 months of time)||30 weeks (7 1/2 months)|
|See gains quicker||Takes longer to see gains|
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WHEN IS CAMP?
Winter Adventure! 2017 will take place on MLK Day, Jan 16th. Adventure Camp 2017 is TENTATIVELY scheduled for July 31st - Aug 4th. Click here to be notified when the date is confirmed.
IS THIS CAMP COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Families who participated in previous Adventure Camps report being reimbursed by their insurance companies at least partially, ranging from 20% to 100%, variable by type of insurance coverage.
HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD?
To register, please fill out the Camp Registration Form +
WHAT RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE ON THIS CAMP?
Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., started a camp called Brave Buddies in 2009 while at NYU's Child Study Center.
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Welcome What is Adventure Camp?
Adventure Camp is an in-vivo, in-situ exposure therapy program designed to simulate the classroom environment. In the simulated classroom, your child has the opportunity to practice his/her communication goals. Each child is assigned to a counselor (1:1 ratio) and the counselor applies evidence-based therapeutic strategies to reduce anxiety and increase verbal communication.
"The monster in our closet was kindergarten. What are we going to do when Kindergarten rolls around? He’s not going to be able to sit in a chair next to another child, he’s not going to be able to tell the teacher he needs to use the restroom, he’s not going to be able to tell someone he’s not feeling well, and I think for all those reasons, when we first heard of the idea of Adventure Camp, and sort of serendipity with when it would be in regards to when he would start Kindergarten, it seemed like this really, really great idea that could potentially really affect a positive change in his life.”
- Father of Kindergartener
“A couple of weeks ago, in Kindergarten, he was supposed to bring something for show and tell, and when I said ‘do you know what you’re going to say about it, are you nervous?’ he said ‘Mom, I did this in camp, it’s no big deal.”
- Mother of Kindergartener