Nature-based Social Skills Summer Camp Sessions July and August
Christopher Playground, San Francisco and Community Center Park, Orinda
San Francisco Session July 28 - Aug 15 Mon, Wed, Fri
Orinda Session July 14 - July 25 Mon, Wed, Fri
Who: Children Age 5-11 (grouped by age and developmental level). 6 children maximum per session. 2:1 adult:child ratio
When: M, W, F 1-4pm
Fee: $200/day Participants must sign up for the entire session to establish social cohesion in the group. *Please inquire about partial scholarships if cost is prohibitive
This unique social skills immersion experience (essentially an extended therapeutic play group) allows for all the individualized attention that the play group provides with the consistency of 3 hours per day 3 days per week for up to 3 weeks at a time. With a maximum of 6 children, Karen Wolfe as the lead facilitator, and two skilled therapeutic professionals assisting we dive deeply into what it means to connect to yourself in order to connect to peers. Touching on skills of self-regulation, emotional intelligence, confidence, perspective-taking, and offering tools to make the changes last. Children who participate in this camp experience always walk away with amazing new skills and (literally) a tool-bag from which to draw when challenges arise in the future.
Drawn from evidence-based practices, this small play group gives your child tools to improve social skills, emotional intelligence and self-confidence in a safe and highly interactive environment. Games and coaching are provided to teach your child skills in successfully navigating the social arena including topics such as joining in play with peers, handling frustration and disappointment, creating mutually joyful friendships, successfully resolving conflicts, reading nonverbal social cues, expressing yourself authentically and kindly, and maintaining attention & organization. All activities are play-based and many incorporate occupational therapy sensory regulation strategies, emotional management techniques, and all incorporate self-awareness, creativity, and fun!
Appropriate for children who could use a little extra support to engage socially with peers, manage attention and body regulation, and successfully manage their emotions. Limit of 6 children per group to maximize social learning.
Themes and activities are drawn from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, Play and Drama Therapy, The Mindful Child, and The Conscious Kids Curriculum inspired by the famous relational work of Gay and Kathryn Hendricks.
Who: Children age 5-11 2-6 children per group. Children are grouped by age, developmental level, and temperament.
Group participants range from high-functioning children who struggle with social thinking and need a little guidance to support confidence and emotional regulation with peers, to children with mild learning or sensory differences.
How to Enroll Ensuring a good fit is of the utmost importance. The group aims to include children who will both learn from and enjoy one another's company and, ideally continue friendship beyond the group. To empower parents to find the best clinician and group for their child the group assessment process is offered at no charge!
Intake Process: 20 minute phone screening with parent 60 minute session with child and parent 10 minute follow up phone conversation
Cost: $200 per day Please inquire about payment plans and sliding scale if cost is prohibitive. We strive to provide services to all who are interested.
3150 18th St, suite #255, mailbox #207, San Francisco, CA 94110