Updates - The Help Group’s Kids Like Me Program Offers Winter Holiday Camp

 

The Help Group’s Kids Like Me program will offer five fun-filled days of camp over the winter holiday for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Winter break camps provide a safe, enriching environment where children and teens can engage and explore in a variety of camp activities, including winter-themed art projects, holiday cooking, sensory play, outside games and much more.

All five of Kids Like Me’s unique day camps will be in session: Village Glen Day Camp, a specialized social skills camp for children ages 3-13 with high-functioning autism, and related social challenges; Camp Sunshine, designed for children ages 3-21 with moderate to severe autism and other developmental disabilities; and Teens on the Go, a social skills camp for

teens ages 13-18 with high functioning autism, and related social challenges. Each camp strives to developmentally and chronologically match children across the spectrum to ensure an appropriate peer group for learning and fun. By enrolling in a camp program that is designed exclusively for them, children can develop positive behaviors and social skills while at the same time engaging in fun, age-appropriate activities.

“Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs benefit from the structure and positive peer interaction that camp provides during school breaks,” said Kids

Like Me Director Nicole Webb. “Our winter break camps give kids the chance to practice social skills before the rush of holiday parties and visiting relatives.

Camp is offered from Monday, December 18 through Friday, December 22 at both the Sherman Oaks Campus and the Culver City Campus. Parents can enroll in one day or all of the five days of camp. Camp Sunshine runs from 9 am to 2 pm, Village Glen Camp runs from 9 am to 2:30 pm, and Teens On The Go runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

For more information about winter break camp on the Sherman Oaks Campus, please contact Nicole Webb at nwebb@thehelpgroup.org or 818.778.7136. For information about camp at the Culver City Campus, please contact Tracy Peters at tpeters@thehelpgroup.org or 310.751.1486.