Camp Friendship History Camp Friendship Program Program Features
The Center for Psychology & Counseling’s Camp Friendship is a unique Daily Programming: Carefully crafted,
Camp Friendship Therapeutic Summer therapeutic program geared toward the individualized program provides
Program, was conceived after 15 years of child who has difficulty making and keeping structure and motivation necessary to
providing weekly social skills group training in friends. Our children may be shy or socially learn, grow & succeed.
our Doylestown offices. Recognizing the lack awkward, anxious, withdrawn or depressed.
Camp Facilities: Camp is held on the
of summer programming to fulfill many Some have learning (LD), attentional or
beautiful, secure, scenic grounds at the
children’s needs, in 2003 we carefully impulsive difficulties (ADHD) or Asperger’s
site of Camp Curiosity in Doylestown.
developed and implemented our program. (AS). Others have behavioral or emotional
difficulties. Most come with inadequate or Small Groups 3:1 Child/Staff Ratio:
Our Mission: under-developed social skills. Often, Provides individualized therapeutic
To provide the most effective and enjoyable previous social experiences have been attention for each child. Maximizes
summer camp program and environment problematic and unsatisfactory. opportunity to master skills and reach
geared specifically toward helping children to personal goals.
While some children may be, or have been,
improve their social skills, peer relationships, in therapy treatment for various issues, no Relaxation & Stress Management
self-esteem and self-confidence. diagnosis is necessary to attend. We Training
To provide a life-changing experience that will carefully screen all applicants. Children learn
facilitate positive social and emotional growth, to recognize
thereby preparing children for greater Camp Activities and manage
their stress and
happiness and success in life.
Sports & Field Games: Baseball, anxiety through
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, relaxation
Dodgeball, Roller Hockey, Gaga… techniques,
Arts & Crafts Swimming yoga and other disciplines.
Music & Dance Parent Coaching Program™: Parents
Nature & Hiking can opt to participate in Parent
Drama Special Coaching Program. Weekly training
Why Camp Friendship? Events meetings help parents to help their child
Traditional summer camp programs often do Days…&More.. reach their goals, reinforce their newly
not meet the needs of children with social &Fun…Fun…& acquired skills, and to generalize
skills deficits or other types of emotional or More Fun! learned behaviors to other settings
behavioral issues. A failed attempt at a Pre-Camp Orientation: Before Camp
“traditional” camp often leaves a child with a Camp Facilities begins parents and children are invited
sense of failure. Amidst 55 acres of beautiful, scenic and to meet their fellow campers and staff.
Camp Friendship’s therapeutic program is secure grounds, with full camp amenities, we
Daily Lunch Program: Option to
supervised and run by a highly trained, provide your child with a fun and positive
purchase nutritious, delicious box
experienced and caring professional staff. experience as they are learning the skills
lunches, ordered fresh daily.
The program is specifically tailored to meet necessary to become socially successful,
the differing needs of each child. confident and secure year-round.
About Our Staff To Reserve a Space
Program Directors: Julie Ziff, LCSW, is A deposit of $300 is due with submission of
a licensed Social Worker and Family & Play application (refundable prior to 5/1).
Therapist. Harvey Ziff, Ph.D., is a PA
Licensed Psychologist. They each have 25 Funding & Reimbursement
years experience working with children,
families, & groups. Some costs of the Summer Camp Program
may be reimbursable by your insurer.
Senior Staff: Nadine Sobusiak, M.Ed. is a Some School Districts may provide tuition
CB Elementary School Counselor and and transport for eligible children
former teacher with 20 years experience. (Extended School Year-ESY). State Grants
Support Staff: A very talented and and other funding sources may offer
committed core staff comprised of mental
health and allied healthcare professionals
and educators. All staff are college
tuition assistance. Special arrangements
are considered on a case by case basis. Friendship
graduate or undergraduate students Testimonials
majoring in psychology or related fields. “We are thrilled with your
camp! Our son’s self-
Application & Evaluation confidence has improved
every year. He is comfortable Therapeutic Summer
Upon application and prior to acceptance a making friends and does well
pre-Camp screening evaluation is socially now! (Parent of a 9 yr. old boy) Camp Program
arranged. Forms can be downloaded at: “This camp has been wonderful for our son. For Boys and Girls Ages 7 to 14
www.psychologyandcounseling.com. He has never been so enthusiastic about Mon. June 21 - Fri. July 30, 2010
Please call 215-348-3300 for additional attending something before. It was nice
information or to arrange an evaluation. sending him somewhere where he felt
completely comfortable.” (Parent of 11 yr.
old boy) “I really want you to know I love
Tuition & Payment Information Camp Friendship!” (The 11 yr. old boy)
Many, many thanks for creating this oppor-
6 Weeks $3875 Credit tunity for my daughter to work on her social
3 Weeks $1975 Cards skills and interactive abilities that impact
Accepted daily life. Your camp really made a
difference.” (Parent of 9 yr. old. girl) “Where Every Child has a
Successful Camp Experience!”
Dates & Times “Camp was obviously very well-planned. It
was a very positive experience for our son.”
Monday-Friday: 9am – 3:30pm (Parent of 8 yr. old boy). Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Dates Starts - Ends MEMBER OF
Full 6 Weeks June 21 - July 30 fax: 302-348-3309
Session I June 21 - July 9 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Session II July 13 - July 30