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Summer Therapeutic Activities Program
The Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP) gives children ages 5-14 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder the opportunity to attend summer camp. Through social modeling and group activities, the program supports campers to build their social skills and independence, and develop their problem-solving, decision-making and coping skills.
Mental health professionals lead campers through a structured schedule of activities, including:
- Morning circle and calendar time
- Arts and crafts
- Independent work
- Social skills activities
- Sensory activities
- Interactive games
- Independent self-help skills
- Developmental and age appropriate tasks
Campers also enjoy field trips into the community, such as swimming at the public pool, going to a restaurant, and visiting the library or children’s museum.
Each camper receives individualized support to increase their independence and safety awareness. All supports take campers’ cultural needs into consideration.
Families are encouraged to be involved in their child’s summer camp. A few days before the start of camp, children and their families are invited to an open house to become familiar with the camp setting, meet the staff, and ask questions. During camp, family members are invited to two large, themed picnics.
The Summer Therapeutic Activities Program runs from June through August. For more information, call 570-286-1757.
“My child looks forward to camp each summer. Thank you for having a great program.”
“We always feel welcome. My child’s grandparents came to a family day and remarked on how welcomed and included they felt.”
“We met so many great people at camp. Thank you for your caring and understanding. My son had a wonderful time and you all made a big difference in our lives.”