Camp Sequoia is filling an unmet need in the overnight camp market for children and teenagers who do not need the level of support offered at special needs overnight camps yet need more 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 and full use of language. The majority of our campers attend public schools where they are in mainstream education for all or a portion 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.
Sequoia Kids is our school year program for
Philadelphia area children who need help developing their social skills.
Sequoia Kids combines recreational activities with a Social Thinking group
to help children develop their social thinking skills in a fun, active
setting. Sequoia Kids is the first program in the Philadelphia area to
integrate Social Thinking with recreational activities.