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Mark Your Calendars for Summer Camp 2021 at Black Bear Academy!

Session 1: June 28 – July 23
Session 2: July 26 – August 20

This year, we are excited to offer two, four-week summer camp sessions designed to engage your child in fun, multisensory learning experiences that build upon their growth from the previous school year while preparing them for the next. Session topics range from executive functioning training and school readiness to continued practice in core academic skills like reading, writing, and math. Our dedicated team of teachers and therapists at BBA will recommend individualized academic and/or therapeutic programming for one or both summer camp sessions, working alongside your family to craft the best camp schedule to meet your child’s needs and give them an exciting and safe summer to remember.

Academic Summer Camp

With weekly themes and activities in art, sports, music, and STEM, your child will love coming to camp every day. Our small-group sessions serve as an extension of your child’s academic school year and will give students individualized attention as they learn, grow, and play. Our team will recommend individualized camp schedules for each student following enrollment.

Therapeutic Summer Camp

Our therapeutic camp programming serves as an extension of your child’s academic school year with the same academic enrichment and push-in or pull-out support to help your child grow and thrive. Our team will recommend individualized camp schedules for each student following enrollment.

Specialty Intensive Camps

Intensive Session 1: June 21-25
Intensive Session 2: August 23-27

We are also excited to offer two, one-week specialty intensive camp sessions to engage your child in specific areas for growth. Research has shown that intensive intervention can have a greater impact on the brain than traditional coursework and therapy. The following intensives feature small-group settings to help build the skills your child needs for future success. Click the dropdowns to learn more about our intensive offerings.

Academic Intensives

Reading, writing, and mathematics are key to future success within the classroom and beyond. Our support services utilize well-researched and respected curricular programs to help your child grow and succeed in one or all of these academic skills. Reading, Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Math intensives will be offered as half-day options from 9 to 11 am or 1 to 3 pm in small groups. Alternatively, these intensives can be set up as individual sessions.

For intensive reading and spelling support, your child will engage in a multisensory, research-based curriculum from Wilson Language Training®.

SQ Write™ is a comprehensive curriculum that will help build your child’s executive functioning skills as they learn to write effectively.

For support in math, your child will receive instruction from the Multisensory Math program, an evidence-based curriculum that applies tenants of reading instruction to the teaching of math.

Art Intensives

Art Through the Years (offered during Intensive Session 1: June 21-25) focuses on introducing students to art history. Each day, your child will learn about a new artist, use different materials, and discover new techniques.

Painting & Drawing 101 (offered during Intensive Session 2: August 23-27) focuses on introducing students to basic concepts in painting and drawing.

Behavioral Therapy Intensives

The School Readiness Skills Group is specially designed to teach toddlers the skills they will need for success in preschool. Children in this group will learn how to sit in their seat, take turns with peers, wait, stand in line, and interact appropriately with others. Group goals include independence with toilet training, snack time, transitions, and putting on and taking off coats and shoes. We are also excited to offer Potty Training Boot Camp as an optional add-on to this session. The boot camp will allow parents to consult with a psychologist on tips for success with potty training at home.

This Executive Functioning Training Camp will teach children ages six to eight years old the core skills they need for success. Our carefully crafted  camp curriculum will target attention and focus, planning, organizing, cognitive flexibility, working memory, time management self control, task initiation, and problem solving.

This Executive Functioning Training Camp will teach children in 3rd through 5th grades the core skills they need for success. Our carefully crafted camp curriculum features Organizational Skills Training, an evidence-based program for elementary-aged students diagnosed with ADHD. This camp will help students learn and practice important executive functioning skills that are necessary for success in upper elementary grades and middle school. Students will practice tracking assignments, material management, time management, and task planning.

This group will teach key social and play skills with a focus on appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication with peers, play initiation, and a variety of playtime skills.

Through participation in this group, parents will learn the skills and strategies of Conscious Discipline®, an evidence-based social-emotional learning program that all teams at BBA implement in our programming throughout the year. This group is designed to empower parents with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment in order to manage behavior and build strong, nurturing parent-child relationships. Intensive Parent Training Group sessions will meet for five days in two-hour blocks. Parents will also have the opportunity to enroll in groups that will meet concurrently with our two, four-week camp sessions. This group is highly recommended to support and reinforce the emotion regulation skills students have been learning in school for continued success at home. Please inquire about pricing at info@blackbearacademy.com.

Occupational Therapy Intensives

This intensive focuses on improving your child’s hand strength and visual motor skills while engaged in multisensory activities. This is a great program for working on the skills necessary for eventual handwriting.

This intensive focuses on improving your child’s coordination, organization, and visual motor skills while learning how to throw, catch, kick, dribble, and hit a ball.

This intensive focuses on improving your child’s handwriting. Using the Handwriting Without Tears and Wilson Fundations Manuscript Letter Formation® curricula, your child’s program will be specially designed to target specific handwriting goals including orientation, placement, size, start, sequence, spacing, and more.

This intensive focuses on improving your child’s ability to get dressed independently. Your child’s program will be specially designed to target specific dressing goals including fastening buttons, zippers, and snaps; tying shoe laces; orienting clothes correctly, and more.

This intensive focuses on improving your child’s independence with toileting and personal hygiene. Your child will work with both a psychologist and an occupational therapist to meet goals related to toilet training, pants management, wiping, and handwashing.

Speech-Language Therapy Intensives

This intensive class is designed to help students learn about thoughts, feelings, and reactions in order to better function in group settings, understand their own and others’ behaviors, develop flexible thinking, and consider strategies for common social challenges. Guided by an evidence-based social-emotional curriculum, this class will be led by a speech-language pathologist who will lead your child through age-appropriate stories, structured and creative activities, group interactions, and role play of various social situations. 

These intensive sessions focus on increasing your child’s use of augmentative and alternative communication with tools such as PECS books or high-tech devices. Your child’s therapist will work with your family to create goals based on your child’s current level of functioning.

These intensive sessions focus on increasing your child’s expressive language skills. Your child’s therapist will work with your family to create goals based on your child’s current level of functioning. Goals will target specific areas of expressive language such as commenting, requesting, and sharing personal narratives.

This intensive focuses on increasing your child’s intelligibility and ability to produce a variety of speech sounds with accuracy. Your child’s therapist will work with your family to create goals based on your child’s current level of functioning. Goals will target speech sounds at the single-word, phrase, sentence, or conversational levels.

Scheduling, Enrollment & Tuition

Current BBA Students: Your child’s current teacher will work with your family to recommend a camp schedule.

New Students: Our team will conduct placement evaluations for all new students to determine the best camp schedule to meet their individual needs.

To learn more about camp scheduling, tuition, and enrollment, please send an inquiry to info@blackbearacademy.com. Students enrolled by March 1 will receive an early bird discount.