Courageous Kids Camp
We are pleased to welcome families to Courageous Kids Camp 2022! This year, Courageous Kids Camp will take place July 25-29, 2022. For more information and to schedule a free consultation to discuss if Courageous Kids Camp is a good fit for your child, please call 720-660-5166 or email [email protected]
What is Courageous Kids Camp?
Courageous Kids Camp is our annual intensive treatment program that is designed to give children with selective mutism a strong foundation of “brave talking” before they return to school. Parents also learn the same skills their child is practicing so they can be their child’s best advocate and coach after the program is over.
Each Courageous Kids camper is paired with their own individual counselor, their “brave talking” partner during camp. Once the child is comfortable talking to their counselor, the counselor will support each camper to face their fears of talking to others.
The activities at camp are designed to be not only fun, but to challenge campers to find their “brave voice” in a safe and supportive environment. A camp day might include circle time, field day activities, music, arts and crafts, an ice cream party, a scavenger hunt, show-and-tell, and much more! Throughout the day, counselors and staff will be encouraging each child to ask and answer questions, approach others to initiate conversation, and work on social skills such as asking others to play or speaking with a loud voice. Each day ends with a visit to the Prize Store so campers can choose a prize to celebrate their bravery.
What is included in the tuition of Courageous Kids Camp?
The following therapeutic services are included:
-An initial intake meeting with parents to discuss background information, review assessment measures, and discuss goals for camp
-2 “warm-up” sessions with campers and camp staff to help campers start to feel more comfortable talking with staff
-7 hours of parent training
-20 hours of therapeutic treatment designed to help each child meet their “brave talking” goals (this takes place the week of camp, July 25-29, 2022)
-One post-camp parent consultation meeting to review their child’s progress in the program, as well as empower parents to take the next steps in encouraging their child to use their brave voice at school and other important places in their life.