What's the big idea?
Intense Academy Camp is an intensive camp focused on increasing functional communication, oral-motor planning, and/or articulation skills. Camp is offered for 2 weeks each summer, campers are required to attend both weeks of camp. Camp will also target behavioral intervention as it pertains to the child’s ability to effectively participate in group activities and comply with instructions as well as improving communication behaviors. The camp will typically run for three hours each day M-F and will be individualized to what each child needs. Campers will participate in individual, small group, and large group sessions to target communication goals and comply with instructions to improve the ability to participate in joint/group activities. The focus will be to decrease frustration while increasing communication and social skills. Group parent/caregiver training and question/answer sessions will also be provided for carryover of skills within the home program or coordination of services with the child’s private therapists. Camp generally has a one to one ratio of adults to children. Staff includes Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology assistants, graduate student interns, and undergraduate student volunteers. Camps will also have the guidance of a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and/or a Registered Behavior Technician to target behavioral goals and assist with social and communication targets. Children generally make marked progress during this intense camp, and past data has shown that the primary change has been that speech therapy and home programs are more effective throughout the coming year after this intensive intervention and training.
Who can go?
Children of a variety of ages and up are invited to attend camps. Generally our campers are ages 3-8 years old, but it is sometimes appropriate for campers older than 8 to attend, depending on communication needs. As an INCLUSIVE camp we are committed to ensuring your child’s success during their time with us. We encourage parents and guardians to reach out to us to discuss any accommodations or needs that your child may have. Letting us know of potential behaviors in advance allows us to create proactive strategies for your child with your input.
Do you offer discounts?
No. We provide a highly trained staff and a very low adult to child ratio, therefore, we are not able to offer discounts for our intense camps. Please see our grants and funding page for a list of grant organizations that may be able to help.
Date / Time
June 12-23 8:30-11:30 a.m.
June 12-23 8:30-11:30 a.m.
/2 week session
Q&A/Group Parent Training Sessions
2-3 Individual Sessions Per Day
2-3 Group sessions Per Day
Engaging group activities
Fun learning experience
Ready for camp?
Apply today. Limited spots are available.