Camp Sequoia is designed for children and teenagers with ADHD and other similar diagnoses who do not need the level of support offered at special needs overnight camps yet need a different experience than a traditional overnight camp can offer.
The majority of our campers are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Our camper population also includes boys who present with social anxiety, learning differences which effect social skills development or may not have a formal diagnosis yet present with social learning needs.
All campers present with average to above average cognitive ability. The majority of our campers attend public schools where they are in mainstream education for all or a majority of the day. Some attend parochial schools, Jewish day schools or private schools for students with learning differences. Our campers come from across the U.S.A. and internationally to be with us in the summer.
Parents who choose Camp Sequoia do so because the experience we provide
is much more than a summer camp. It is truly an investment in their child's
future success. The mission of Camp Sequoia is to help our campers have
a great time while developing their social cognition (how to think in
a social context and apply socially related skills). Without strong social
cognition it is difficult to be successful in life. Through integrating
the Social Thinking concepts and language into all aspects of camp life
we create a full immersion into a fun, active social learning experience.
Camp Sequoia is the first overnight summer camp designed specifically
for boys diagnosed with ADHD who need help developing their social skills.
Sequoia also offers school year social skill and recreational programs
for Philadelphia area children and teenagers diagnosed with ADHD. Please
click here for information about our school