Social Connection Camp





This camps will focus on main topic areas including the following: 

Self-awareness & Emotions - Who are you?  What are your strengths? Limitations?  Exploring emotions and identifying emotions in ourselves.  Where and how does that emotion feel? Developing a sense of confidence and having a growth mindset to persevere.  We will explore how our thoughts can influence emotions.  Instead of "I am dumb" or "I can't", we will explore how having positive affirmations can move toward more positive experiences and perseverance. 

Self- Management - Learning ways to manage stress, big emotions, and impulse control.  Learn mindfulness tips and games to learn how to focus, how to organize.   Parents will receive tips at the end of this camp as well.  Each session we will start with physical activity through a boot camp type obstacle course to learn that exercise is one way to support self management.    "I can learn to respond and not react."   We will use Lisa Haverly's Nature Scale of Emotional Regulation to support awareness of emotions. 

Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others in order to empathize with them.  How to initiate a conversation.   How to read body language.  Personal space concepts. We will play games to increase awareness of others.  

Relationship skills:  Learn ways to be a good listener, how to cooperate with others, and problem solve.  How to display mindful listening in conversation.  Learn ways to show kindness.

Physical Activity:  Vigorous Exercise is very support for self regulation.  Campers will engage in obstacle course type exercise through nature! 

Stress Management:  Mindfulness is an evidence based strategy to support being in the present moment, focusing on the here and now and tuning out distractions.  It is a tool for stress management and anxiety.  Mindful awareness in nature is about taking notice of the world around us. 

Campers will explore the topic areas through mindfulness, hands-on learning, cooperative play, role playing, stories, and group discussion.   This will be a fun way to delve into social appropriateness and social awareness! 

* We will use Lisa Haverly's Nature Scale of Emotional Regulation to support awareness of emotions. 

AGES: 8-13 

DATES: July 8 - July 12, 2024

TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

FEE:  $400

Location:     Rainbow Tree Therapies, LLC


REGISTRATION FORM - Complete once spot is secured!