Please call (706) 271-7306 to speak with our therapist about the summer camp.
Train Your Brain is a summer camp unlike any other. Using engaging S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, Train Your Brain teaches concrete strategies to help with goal setting, planning, organization, and time management in a fun atmosphere. This set of skills, called executive functioning, is vital for our children to learn and practice when they are young in order to manage increasing demands as they get older. Trouble with executive functioning skills can often be related to a diagnosis, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, or learning disabilities. Other times, our children may experience difficulty with executive functioning skills because they’re just kids who are developing and learning to balance their responsibilities.
Train Your Brain has curriculum and staff to support your child. Run by a licensed occupational therapist and doctoral-level graduate student, children’s individual learning needs can easily be supported, and activities are designed to stimulate many areas of the brain. This summer, Train Your Brain projects will center around catapult building. Your child will have the opportunity to build three table-top catapults out of various materials throughout the week, learning the science behind what makes a catapult work. On Friday, they will then be able to design and build their own table-top catapult and test it for accuracy, precision, and distance, and parents are encouraged to attend this final challenge. At the end of the week, campers will take home a planning kit and workbook that they can use at home. Parents will also receive their own version of the Train Your Brain workbook with all the strategies that were covered during the week as well as additional strategies you can use at any time. We look forward to working with your child this summer!
Children ages 9 – 12 and for the first time older kids, ages 13-16 with executive function difficulties (poor time management, unable to plan their day, and problems paying attention).
Cost: $100 for a one-week session per child.
(The price includes a project planning kit that campers will take home and can be used for school work or other projects.)
|9-12 year old’s (All sessions are Mon-Fri)||13- 16 year old’s (All sessions are Mon-Fri)|
|*Session 1A June 19-23 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm*||Session 1B July 10 – 14 | 9am – noon**|
|*Session 2A June 26-30 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm*||Session 2B July 17 – 21 | 9am – noon**|
|*Session 3A July 31 -Aug 4 | 9am – noon*||Session 3B July 31 – Aug 4 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm**|
** Session is accepting waitlist campers.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about camp or would like to discuss your child’s needs with Sarah prior to registering.
|Washington, MO Train Your Brain Session||9 – 13 year old’s (Session is Mon-Fri)|
|Session August 7 – 11 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm||Session will be held at YMCA in Washington, MO|