Are you one of those parents who sigh with relief when your child or adolescent leaves for your typical summer camp? Do you wait with trepidation for the day your child returns home, knowing he or she will bring chaos back into the household? Do you hope against hope that your child will return with a better, more positive attitude?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child might greatly benefit from a Behavior Summer Program as an alternative to traditional summer camp. We emphasize responsibility, self-examination, and the learning of positive skills to help a troubled or behaviorally challenged child better perform in school and with peers and family members. Positive peer pressure replaces the negative pressure children experience at school. The structured, highly supervised environment enables children to safely explore their issues and build self-confidence.
How do these programs differ from traditional summer camps?
Smaller size: Generally the ratio of kids to instructors is very low. This enables instructors to work one-on-one with the children, or in very small groups.
Greater supervision: Troubled teens thrive in these highly structured environments. They are not tempted by the bad behavior of their peers, because all behaviors are closely monitored to keep kids on the right track. You won’t have to worry about your child learning “new tricks” at our Behavior Camp. At traditional summer camps your child may have access to other negative things because they simply do not have the staff-to-camper ratio that enables them to closely monitor all behavior.
Rites of passage: Teens and children in our behavioral summer camp will learn skills and challenge themselves by moving through levels of proficiency. The growth they experience and increased responsibility builds self-esteem and self-confidence, which the adolescent takes home with them. The Summer Camp allows a child to learn the consequences of negative behaviors and to adjust accordingly. The structured nature of Summer Camp makes this possible with limited risk of injury. Our Summer Behavioral Camp can start a firm foundation on which to build more positive behaviors back at home.
Don’t Waste Summer Vacation
Parents who are beginning to see the signs of behavioral and emotional problems in their children have an excellent opportunity to get their kids back on track during the summer vacation. This Summer Camp is an alternative to most summer camps, and can help your child develop new skills and behaviors. The summer is the perfect opportunity for parents to avail themselves of a unique program designed to help children find themselves in relation to their world, and learn more responsible behavior.
This Camp is a program that can help children with self-defeating behaviors. This intensive program can quickly reduce the issues your child is experiencing to get him/her on a positive life path.
This is not your Kumbaya summer camp. It’s a Behavioral Camp! It’s tough, so that your kids will appreciate what they have, and appreciate you when they return. At this camp they will learn that life isn’t always fair and that they’ll have to work for what they want in life. The last week of camp we have planned for fun. There is no guarantee the children will get to participate in those activities. Play is determined by the child’s behavior. When the rules are followed, the children are rewarded.
If you think what we do is to tough for your child now, do nothing for another year and see where you are with the behavior. But, if you are to the point of being sick and tired of the out of control behavior, lying, and disrespect, we are just what you are looking for.
Camp activities may include: All fun must be earned
The best decision we ever made for our son Vince was to enroll him in Summer Success Camp. Like many strong willed kids, our son was a loner, finding it impossible to keep friends. While at camp, he was forced to interact with other kids, and his social skills improved to a tremendous degree, doing wonders for his confidence and self esteem. The camp, which is supervised 24/7, was also the ideal time and place to eliminate the meds we had been giving him for several years. At the conclusion of the camp, our son was transformed to the extent that we referred to him as Vince version 2.0. That was four years ago. He has been med free ever since, and he is doing better than ever.
This camp is an important, effective element of a very comprehensive program to address unwanted child behavior in the home. At camp the kids are provided guidance, structure and consistency that enables them to learn to make better choices when they return home. A major emphasis is to teach parents to make necessary changes in their parenting and that training, with ongoing support, provides the foundation for real long term changes in behaior. This is a change in lifestyle, It is not an easy task for the parents and 95 percent of the emphasis is on empowering parents to continue and solidify the changea in their child's behavior brought about during the camp. This program works if the parent works it consistently and with lots of support. Every opportunity is provided in the form of coaching and suppirt to truly empower parents to establush peace and order in the home. The onerous is on the parents to provide for continued success in the home. We are so fortunate to have this camp and program right here in Jacksonville. Desparate parents from all over the country have sought help through the program and this camp. The city of Jacksoncille and many other munipalities, sherrif departmentt, juvenile justice departments have embraced this progrqm and for very good reason, it works.
With help from the PHC I was able to change my behavior and help save my daughter from a dangerous path. Thanks to weekly support and Summer success camp she is a happy, productive teenager. I could not have done this without guidance. There are no shortcuts and the successes are worth every penny. This was much less expensive than I would have paid if she entered juvenile.