Phone: 301.593.6554

CCC™ (COOL, CONFIDENT AND COURAGEOUS) KIDS CAMP FOR SELECTIVE MUTISM (SM)

The CCC™ Kids Camp, which will be held in the Rockville office of Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC, is a five-day half-day camp experience designed to provide intensive behavioral treatment for children between the ages of four and eight who are diagnosed with selective mutism (SM) and/or severe social anxiety. Our goal is to support the building of your child’s confidence and success in speaking with adults and children outside the home directly prior to their return to school. Participating in the CCC™ camp will give your child the opportunity for a more successful transition to the new school year. The dates for our 2017 Summer camp are August 28 to September 1, 2017, from 9:00AM - 1:30PM.

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 also simulate typical classroom activities such as circle time, morning meeting, and center work. These activities provide children with hands on practice in verbal participation in a safe, school-like environment. Children receive individualized support, positive feedback and rewards to increase their brave behavior in anxious situations. The camp is directed by Drs. Kelly O'Brien and Veronica Raggi, two psychologists with extensive expertise in the treatment of SM. Children who are interested in participating must first meet 1:1 with Dr. O'Brien or Dr. Raggi to ensure they are a good fit for our program. If interested, please contact our intake coordinator at 301-593-6554 x23.

During the school year, we also offer half-day group opportunities in the community for continued practice with brave talking with children and adults in new settings. Please contact our intake coordinator at the number listed above for more information.

Parents of campers say that the small group and individual attention helped their children make tremendous progress in brave talking and other challenges. Parents liked the simulated classroom setting and numerous opportunities for children to generalize brave talking to a variety of activities and people. Parents reported large boosts in their children’s self-confidence after participating in the program. They feel our program is a helpful transition into the new school year!....... And children say the program is fun!