JF&CS teams up to offer new therapeutic summer camp program

Parents of children with emotional and social challenges may have hesitated in the past when considering sending their children to summer camp, but this summer, Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and Quest Therapeutic Camps are collaborating to offer a unique therapeutic day camp program in Pittsburgh for children with mild to moderate emotional and social challenges.

Quest Camp is new to the Pittsburgh region and designed for children with diagnoses including attention deficit disorder, chronic anxiety, chronic depression and high-functioning Asperger’s syndrome. Quest Camp will offer campers a highly-structured and therapeutic curriculum, but to children, it will look and feel like a typical summer camp. Children will enjoy swimming, field trips, sports and drama and music classes, while following a cognitive-behavioral approach designed to teach skills and reinforce positive changes in behavior including areas such as cooperation, self-esteem, family relationships and conversational skills.

Quest Camp will run June 25 – August 17 at the Carnegie Mellon University campus. Campers and parents will have flexibility to start and end the program during any week of their choosing as long as they complete three out of the seven weeks. Participants also have the option of continued participation throughout the regular school year through a once-a-week after-school program designed to build on the progress made by campers during the summer.

We hope you’ll help us spread the word about this exciting new program through Squirrel Hill Psychological Services. We encourage you to pass on and share this information with your friends, families and communities!

For more information about the Quest Therapeutic Camp program, research or to register for the Pittsburgh camp, visit Quest Therapeutic Camps online at www.questcamps.com. For more information about Squirrel Hill Psychological Services and the other services we provide, please call us at 412-422-7200.

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