ASD SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP

We are taking registrations for this camp now:

Click Here to complete our online Expression of Interest  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOIMAPProgram

The ‘Mindware Psychology Adventure Program (MAP) – Helping children find their compass of life’ camp is designed for campers that may present with higher needs. The camp aims to help build the self confidence, resilience and independence of it’s participants in a group setting through their participation in graduated outdoor activities. Participants will challenge themselves daily with therapy supports on hand to support them with their own growth. Our goal is to support them to overcome anxiety about social situations and develop life skills that increase their confidence in their own abilities.
As part of our camp package, your child will receive:
– Pre and Post Assessments by Psychologists
– Pre and Post Clinical interviews with a Psychologist
– A brief Report prepared by Psychologists that can be used to inform ongoing therapy/funding options
– 2 nights & 3 days of intensive outdoor therapy including two nights camping out and preparing meals
– Nutritious meals that can meet dietary requirements
– Supported group team building activities
– Challenging adventures that will encourage participants to engage with others and make the most of social occasions and new experiences
– Graduated exposure to adventure based group activities
– A group environment of peers of a similar age to build lasting memories and ongoing new friendships

All of this for just $2000 – less than the cost of one report!

NDIS Eligible – Goals may include:
Goal 1
I would like identify and develop strategies to cope with my emotions so that I feel less anxious in situations at home and in the community.
Goal 2
I would like to improve and develop my communication skills so that I can increase my participation in social and community activities and create, develop and maintain new and existing relationships.
Goal 3
I would like to challenge myself with new activities and develop positive self-esteem and confidence in my strengths, and acceptance of my difficulties and differences, to enable me to be more independent.
Goal 4
I would like to improve my social skills to increase my social and community participation and reduce my social isolation and vulnerability.

PACKAGES AVAILABLE
– 3 Day & 2 Night Package (Tuesday – Wednesday) – $2000 per participant

Please note that acceptance into this program is by application only. To register your interest, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOIMAPProgram

 

 

EOI: ASD FAMILY CAMP

We are taking expressions of interest for this family camp.

11 – 15 Jan, 2021

Click Here to complete our online Expression of Interest  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOIMAPProgram

This camp is targeting families with a child who has ASD.  We will include siblings and parents in an outdoor adventure that helps strengthen your family and support your young person with ASD.

NDIS Eligible *

We are excited to offer the Mindware Family Camp package. For a few years now we have been offering outdoor camps, in collaboration with Camp Cooby, for young people with ASD or those requiring support with emotional regulation/social skills. Each time we offer a program we get asked if we can do something like this for families. You asked and so we are excited to offer you this new program.

Many Families have wanted to come out and share in the camp experience with their young person or have other siblings who have wanted to join in the fun on camp too!! This camp will offer a supported activity program for children who want an inclusive camp based experience aimed to meet their unique needs. We offer a team of highly skilled professionals including outdoor educators, psychologists, teachers, and counsellors whose focus is to support your young person to grow, develop their life skills, and expand their emotional regulation skills in a fun outdoor setting. Our ratio for the participants camp is at a 1:3 ratio which meets requirements for NDIS funding.

We also just LOVE camp and know that this shared experience within families will build many special memories you will take home. This family program also caters for siblings or “neurotypicals” within the family, who just want to go out and have their own time and fun with others too. Finally, we know that parents appreciate catching up and networking with others, sharing their skills whilst also having a chat with professionals who understand the unique challenges your children may bring. Self-care is vitally important for all parents but so hard to get at times, while also caring for your children’s needs. This is why a camp like this is so important. We bring you opportunities to learn, rejuvenate, self-reflect, connect, take time out and relax. We will bring the Psychologists and therapists to you at camp, while also encouraging you to take some well deserved respite and down time. We will also take care of your children while you enjoy a massage, yoga/pilaties or go offsite and enjoy the High Country Hamlet area.

PROGRAM GOALS FOR PARTICIPANTS
The ‘Mindware Psychology Adventure Program (MAP) – Helping children find their compass of life’ camp is designed for campers (7 – 16 years) that may present with higher needs, as well as their families. The camp aims to help build the self confidence, resilience and independence of it’s participants in a group setting through their participation in graduated outdoor activities.

Participants will challenge themselves daily with therapy supports on hand to support them with their own growth. Our goal is to support them to overcome anxiety about social situations and develop life skills that increase their confidence in their own abilities.

NDIS Eligible goals may include:
• Goal 1 – I would like identify and develop strategies to cope with my emotions so that I feel less anxious in situations at home and in the community.
• Goal 2 – I would like to improve and develop my communication skills so that I can increase my participation in social and community activities and
create, develop and maintain new and existing relationships.
• Goal 3 – I would like to challenge myself with new activities and develop positive self-esteem and confidence in my strengths, and acceptance of my
difficulties and differences, to enable me to be more independent.
• Goal 4 – I would like to improve my social skills to increase my social and community participation and reduce my social isolation and vulnerability.

PROGRAM TIMELINE
The schedule of activities for our Family Camp runs over 4 days. Families have the option of arriving Monday evening to enable you to settle in and relax before the main program begins on Tuesday. The intensive programming begins from Tuesday and runs through to Thursday with the option of an additional night on Thursday night and fun family activities (or respite for the adults) on Friday.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
For the Participant:
• Pre and Post Clinical interviews with a Psychologist
• A brief Report prepared by Psychologists that can be used to inform ongoing therapy/funding options
• Supported group team building activities to build confidence, communication and social skills
• Challenging adventures that will encourage participants to engage with others and make the most of social occasions and new experiences
• Graduated exposure to adventure based group activities
• A group environment of peers of a similar age to build lasting memories and ongoing new friendships

For the Family:
• Tailored workshops for Participants, their siblings and parents/carers. You have your own program activities designed to meet your needs.
• Luxury “Glamping Style” accommodation with bedding included.
• Nutritious meals included that can meet your dietary requirements.
• Air conditioned workshop spaces.
• Access to experienced therapy trained outdoor educators and psychologists.
• Fun onsite adventure activities.
• 1hr Massage and relaxation sessions for parents/carers.
• Respite/Time out opportunities for parents/carers.
• Night time games and facilitated activities.
• Bonfire and Camp night fun.
• Networking and Down time to connect with others.

OUR TEAM
• Psychologists with experience in outdoor education
• Counsellors
• Therapy Trained Outdoor Educators
• Camp Leaders
• Catering Team
• Trained Masseuses
• Yoga/Pilates Teacher
• University students with Drama training

PACKAGES AVAILABLE
– 3 Day & 3 Night Package (Monday Night – Thursday Afternoon) – $4000 per Participant, $1200 per Sibling, $1200 per Parent/Carer
– Thursday Night & Friday Package – $150 per person

Please note that acceptance into this program is by application only. To register your interest, please visit  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOIMAPProgram