Overview

The Help Group’s Kids Like Me Program conducts four unique camps, each one specifically designed to address varying ages, abilities and needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges. Our four camp programs create exciting opportunities for children and teens to engage, experience and explore. Village Glen and Camp Sunshine campers enjoy weekly themed schedules of fun-filled activities, including, art, nature, drama, music, sensory and water play, sports and games, animal-assisted activities, field trips, special events, contests and much more! Teenagers enjoy Teens on the Go camps that feature daily group trips and adventures as well as a 6-day travel camp experience.  Highly-trained Help Group therapists and counselors ensure that social skills building practices are integrated into every daily camp program, fostering greater opportunities for campers to connect with peers and build friendships.

 

For more information about 2015 summer camps, please visit the Kids Like Me website or download the brochure here.

 

Village Glen Camp

Village Glen Day Camp is a specialized social skills camp for children ages 3 to 13 with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder and other social challenges. Campers enjoy a fun, creative and enriching camp program specially designed to promote social skills development and foster new friendships.

Experienced therapists and counselors incorporate evidence-based practices into the daily schedule, allowing campers to develop core strengths in:

  • Conversation
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Theory of mind
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Anger management
  • Problem-solving
  • Organization
  • Creativity
  • Emotional development

Campers participate in an exciting and well-rounded itinerary of summer activities, including music, drama, arts and crafts, sports, games, entertainment, water play, trips, contests, special events and more!

Visit http://www.kidslikemela.org/camp for details!

 

Locations

Sherman Oaks Autism Center

13164 Burbank Boulevard

Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

 

Culver City

4160 Grand View Boulevard

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine is a popular program developed for children between the ages of 3 and 21 who have moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals oversees a creative summer program designed to help each child reach his or her highest potential and develop unique strengths and abilities. Camp Sunshine campers are grouped by age and ability with a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio to maximize individual attention.

Our campers enjoy fun and enriching activities in a safe nurturing environment. Campers build confidence and self-esteem, practice important life skills, and take steps toward independence while making new friends and having fun. Our daily schedule of activities includes:

  • Sports
  • Music
  • Games
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Water play
  • Entertainment
  • Special events
  • Field trips
  • Cooking
  • Contests & much more!

 

Visit http://www.kidslikemela.org/camp for details!

 

Locations

Sherman Oaks Autism Center

13164 Burbank Boulevard

Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

 

Culver City

4160 Grand View Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90066

Teens on the Go

Teens on the Go is a unique social skills camp designed for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 with high functioning autism spectrum disorder and other social challenges. Led by a team of highly trained Help Group therapists, this one-of-a-kind summer program allows teens to get out and about in the city with their peers and includes a jam-packed schedule of exciting trips and adventures. The program emphasizes fun and friendship-building activities and incorporates evidence-based practices to foster peer interaction and improve social skills.

 

Past highlights include:

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Bowling
  • California Science Center
  • Nature  and wildlife rescue centers
  • Grammy Museum
  • Miniature golf & video arcade
  • Hollywood day
  • IMAX
  • And much more!

 

Visit http://www.kidslikemela.org/camp for details!

 

Locations

Sherman Oaks Autism Center

13164 Burbank Boulevard

Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

 

Culver City

4160 Grand View Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90066

Teens on the go travel camp

Teens on the Go Travel Camp

California’s Coast offers spectacular natural scenery and exciting places to explore. Join us for two 6-day, 5-night fun-filled adventure and experience the sights and attractions of the beautiful central coast.The trips are facilitated by The Help Group’s professional staff and emphasize peer interaction, social skills development and friendship-building. They provide a true bonding experience for participants and create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Past highlights include:

SAN FRANCISCO   Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9

  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • California Academy of Sciences

CALIFORNIA COAST  Sunday, August 18 – Friday, August 23

  • Big Sur Coastline
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Santa Cruz Beach
  • Boardwalk & Wharf

Visit http://www.kidslikemela.org/ for information on upcoming trips.

Contact Us

<h3>Contact Us</h3>

<p>For questions or an application, please fill out the form below, or contact Program Director Nicole Webb at 818.778.7136.</p>

Kids Like Me Form

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