Programs & Services - Camps - Kids Like Me Camps

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 2017 summer break camps, please visit the Kids Like Me website.

 

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 here 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 here 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

Our professional Help Group staff facilitates these exciting trips where teens visit, explore, and share together the sights and attractions offered in exciting locations! This year, we have a weekend trip planned as well as a week-long excursion!  There is a strong emphasis on interaction, social skills, and friendship building. These trips provide a true bonding experience for participants with memories to last a lifetime!

 

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 here 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

Click Here for information on upcoming trips.

Contact Us

Contact Us

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

Kids Like Me Form

Thank you for your interest in The Help Group's programs for children and adolescents. Please fill out this form, and we will contact you soon!

Passport LA

We are excited to announce the launching of Passport LA…an exciting new community based social/recreational program for young adults. Designed for ages 18 to 22 with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges, the program features daily trips and activities throughout LA with a focus on fostering friendships and greater independence.

Camp trips include:

  • Wildlife centers
  • Interactive tours
  • Bowling
  • Video arcades
  • Picnics & BBQs
  • Hollywood adventures
  • Marine studies centers
  • Famers markets
  • And much more!

 

Click Here for more information!