Therapeutic Recreation - Summer

Therapeutic recreation incorporates recreation activities and social skills therapy into one engaging and effective program. Children with autism learn and practice the socials skills necessary to enjoy outings with family and friends — as well as other typical social activities and situations at school and in the community.

Friday Sleepovers

One of our most exciting and popular activities for kids ages 8 and up! Once-a-month group sleepovers provide an awesome opportunity for kids to connect, hang out and socialize. Community outings are offered during select sleepovers. Bowling, BBQs and swimming are a few examples of past sleepover activities. Sleepovers provide guided and facilitated therapeutic education to improve self-management skills and promote responsibility.

Drop-off: Friday at 5:00 pm. Pick up: Saturday at 10:00 am. Hotel and camping sleepover times may vary. Minimum enrollment of three participants.

For everyone’s safety, participants are required to have attended a WMLC social skills group within 2 years or have a WMLC staff recommendation prior to participating in their first sleepover.  First sleepover should also be at the center vs. at a hotel or camping.

Friday Excellent Adventures

Ready for Adventure? Friday Excellent Adventures offer full-day therapeutic recreation outings on Fridays throughout the summer. Each adventure is carefully researched and planned to ensure social interaction and communication success. Adventurers will be prepared with social stories and receive feedback sheets for practicing the day’s social lesson at home and in the community.  For ages 8 and up.

Sign up by Wednesday the week of the scheduled outing. Minimum enrollment of three campers required. Drop-off: Friday at 10:00 a.m. Pick up: Friday at 4:00 pm.

For everyone’s safety, participants are required to have attended a WMLC social skills group within 2 years, be currently enrolled in day camp, or have a WMLC staff recommendation prior to participating in their first Friday Excellent Adventure.

Camp Connections

Day Camp with a Mission! Increase your child’s social understanding and thinking with this unique summer camp offering. Camp Connections’ goal-directed therapeutic recreation uses a variety of environments and settings to promote the use and generalization of social, emotional, communication and behavioral skills for children in all areas of their daily living.

Camp Connections runs weekly from Monday – Thursday in ten, one-week blocks at Excelsior from 9-4 with early and late departure options.  WMLC day camps are designed to accommodate your busy schedule.  You may enroll your child in any combination of available sessions.  For ages 5 and up.

Learn more about this unique summer offering!