What Does AMICA Camp at George School Offer?
- Unique programming to develop proficiencies in individuals who struggle socially.
- Small camper groups within a two-year age range to facilitate friendships and engagement in appropriate camp activities.
- High counselor to camper ratio in all groups.
- Experienced, trained counselors who model successful socializing behaviors.
- Counselor supervision throughout the camp day in all groups, including lunch period and activities with mainstream peers.
- Daily skill-building activities carefully designed to teach interpersonal communication and the fundamentals of friendship, customized to meet individual camper needs and to further growth and emotional development while providing opportunities for creative and socially appropriate personal expression. Campers are given the tools and time to make and nurture friendships with peers and counselors.
- Field trips to community destinations to practice social skills. AMICA TEENS also learn and practice high school-focused social skills and independence in trips and activities such as bowling, dances, movies, shopping, and restaurant excursions.
Camp is a place for making friends, learning new skills, trying new activities, and connecting with nature. Research by the American Camp Association and youth development organizations shows that summer camps help children learn valuable life skills including…
- Conflict resolution