Summer Services

Summer Camps

A great time to build your child's social communication skills

About Our Summer Camps

Social Butterflies Club and Monarch Club

Summer is a great time to build your child’s social communication skills! Our summer camps run 4 consecutive days a week, Monday-Thursday, for two hours each day. There is also optional before and after program opportunities to make a day of it! We have several group levels during Summer Camp. Our Social Butterflies Club Camps are for ages 3-8 and our Monarch Club Camps are for ages 9-16.

In our Social Butterflies Club camps, there is a new theme each week that incorporates social communication skills, language skills, speech skills, sensory integration and fine/gross motor skills. The children have a fun time making crafts, cooking foods, playing games and interacting with peers. They don’t even know that they are working on objectives!

Our camp programs are structured similarly to our traditional once per week groups. However, camp programs are a more intensive approach to social learning as it is 2 hours per day for 4 consecutive days. Children enrolled in our camp programs make tremendous progress over short periods of time. Our specialized curriculum uses fun, structured activities to develop social, communication, motor, sensory, and play skills.

The Monarch Club provides individuals with the next level of social skills in alignment with their unique challenges and developmental needs. Individual and group therapy will be combined to provide targeted support in a safe clinical and social environment. Groups will target topics such as relationships, job skills, social skills development, executive functioning, self-esteem, social cognition, social interaction, and much more!

Groups are facilitated by certified speech-language pathologists and/or occupational therapists. additionally, all of our assistants are trained in our program and sensory integration techniques.

SPECIALTY CAMPS:

Blessed Butterflies Vacation Bible School in partnership with SonRise@Pembroke Manor Church– Our director, Rhonda Osisek M.S., CCC-SLP along with trained staff will run a VBS program for children with autism and related disorders. There is no fee for VBS but spots are limited! Contact children’s director Beth Lawrence beth@sonrisevb.church to register your child.

Summer Social Groups @ CBA

We provide summer social groups at Chesapeake Bay Academy during their Summer Enrichment Program.

These groups will meet 2x per week for 30 minutes during lunch time. Lunchtime is a great time to work on social skills as it is a natural setting for children. Most children really struggle during these unstructured social times. We work with all the children to develop necessary social skills during their lunch. Each child will have specific goals based on their initial screening. Each semester, parents will be provided with a progress note for their child to track progress. Lower School will meet on Mondays and Wednesday, Middle School will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

FEE: $50.00 per week (2 Lunch Bunch sessions) for CBA summer enrichment students.  (Non-CBA students are welcome to attend. Please contact us to schedule a screening.)

* Sliding scales are available for those who qualify. Please contact us for the application.

Camp Location

All camps will be held at our Social Learning Center at 600 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462