At Bodin, we cherish the opportunity to help direct the search for an appropriate summer setting for both our continuing clients as well as for new clients. A carefully selected summer experience can provide a positive contribution to a student’s emotional, social, and academic development.
SUMMER SCHOOLS : these offer traditional academic opportunities either in public, private, or boarding schools. Usually about 6 weeks in length.
SUMMER CAMPS: Traditional camps, either day or “sleep-away”, offer a huge variety of activities and adventures and serve children and adolescents all over the U.S.
Special Focus camps: These camps specialize in helping youngsters with LD, NLD, ADD, ADHD, DD and other challenges to learn new skills in problem solving, team building, opening up to new challenges, and social skills development.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: These provide leadership opportunities, skill building in the outdoors and often community service. They are located within and outside the U.S.
INTERNATIONAL: These provide opportunities for language immersion and cross cultural enhancement. They are plentiful, longstanding and geographically diverse.
EMOTIONAL GROWTH: Parents often want their children to experience a therapeutic intervention for a short, 6-8 week period. Summer is often the period of choice. We try to guide these decisions so the expectations of what these short term programs offer can be carefully considered.
Summer also provides a great opportunity to build in time for testing. Our Psychologists have extensive experience administering a partial or full battery of tests including social, emotional and academic. The comprehensive report can provide valuable information for a family to understand the strengths and limitations of their students’ learning style and emotional needs.
All in all, summer opportunities abound. It is wise to plan ahead, engage the student, and choose wisely.