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We offer weekly groups (8 week semesters), monthly half-day intensive groups, and an intensive summer program.
The CCC Kids Camp is a structured experience in which children participate in a variety of engaging activities including outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and music. We simulate typical classroom activities such as circle time, morning meeting, and center work. We also practice other social activities, such as checking out library books and ordering food. These activities provide children with hands on practice in verbal participation in a safe, school-like environment. Children receive rewards for their brave behavior.
The CCC Kids Camp is modeled after the Brave Buddies Camp developed by Steve Kurtz, Ph.D.
Camp dates: August 19 through 23, 2019.
Registration Form: PDF
Our counselors are recruited from graduate psychology programs in the DC Metro area. The majority of our counselors come from the University of Maryland, College Park and Catholic University Clinical Psychology Programs.
We are thrilled at the progress our 4-year-old son made at CCC camp. He went from not speaking above an occasional whisper for an entire year at preschool, to speaking and interacting normally the following year in pre-K, and this was in large part due to his week at camp. The supportive staff, one-on-one therapy, and activities designed to mimic a school day while remaining fun made such a difference for him and us. We would recommend this camp in a heartbeat.”
“My daughter is a completely different child after attending the camp this Summer. She is more Brave, Confident and is fully verbal with teachers and students this year in Kindergarten after going 3 years of preschool never speaking to anyone. She has given presentations in front of the class, eats with other students and goes to the bathroom at school all of which were problems for her previously. The camp helped to model for me as her mother ways to interact and talk with her to create the least amount of anxiety and how to encourage speech in different ways than I had tried previously. I have recommended this week long camp to everyone I have talked to that has a child who suffers from Selective Mutism, it has changed my daughter’s and my family’s entire life!”
“My son attended the camp two times. He got a lot out of the camp the second time: he was able to do Show-and-Tell for the first time in his life during the camp! I was very happy and surprised about the tremendous progress he made in talking at the camp! The progress he made at the camp definitely transferred to his regular public school because after attending the camp, he was able to talk to the school nurse in words for the first time in his elementary school years. He liked the camp a lot because it was so much fun.”