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The Center for Children and Families (CCF) 2018 summer camp programs are officially open for registration. The summer vacation is a great opportunity for parents to get their kids back on track for the new school year.

CCF’s evidence-based therapeutic programs are designed to help children improve their behavioral problems, promote physical health, school readiness and more all while having fun.

Take a look at the programs they are offering this summer:

Summer Treatment Program (STP)
The nationally acclaimed Summer Treatment Program (STP) at the Center for Children and Families is an 8-week comprehensive summer camp program for children ages 5-12 with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. The STP also encourages parent involvement with weekly parent training sessions to develop the skills needed to change their child’s behavior at home and assist in their progress.

Summer Treatment Program PreK (STP-PreK)
The Summer Treatment Program for Pre-Kindergarteners (STP-PreK) is a comprehensive school readiness program for children entering kindergarten with behavioral problems. The STP-PreK is a summer program based on CCF’s award-winning, comprehensive research-based STP for elementary-aged children. The STP-PreK also encourages parent involvement with weekly parent training sessions to develop the skills needed to prepare their child for kindergarten, to change their behavior at home/school, and to assist in their progress in camp.

Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention Program (HIP)
The Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention Program (HIP) actively involves children ages 4-8 and their parents in promoting physical health in addition to school readiness. The program focuses on helping children become familiar with and increase their enjoyment of healthier food, improve on their academic and behavioral skills they need to succeed in school, and much more. When a child is overweight, it affects their self-esteem, behavior, mental health and overall well-being. This summer program works with your family to turn healthy choices into lifelong habits.

Summer Reading Explorers Program (SREP)
The Summer Reading Explorers Program (SREP) helps kindergarten, first, and second graders improve their reading skills. Students reading at or below reading level receive small-group reading tutoring services provided by certified teachers. The program is tailored to each child’s reading ability, is both structured and interactive, and follows an evidence-based reading curriculum. SREP works directly with selected Children’s Trust-funded summer programs and Early Childhood Quality Counts Centers. Families are required to enroll in one of these participating programs in order to receive SREP services.

Summer Academy in Liberty City
The Summer Academy in Liberty City is a comprehensive school readiness program for children entering kindergarten with behavioral problems. Adapted from the STP-PreK, the Summer Academy in Liberty City is funded by The Children’s Trust and operates in Liberty City at Thena Crowder Early Childhood Diagnostic and Special Education Center. Parental Involvement is also encouraged through weekly parent meetings, where parents develop the skills needed to prepare their child for kindergarten, to change their behavior at home/school, and to assist in their progress in camp.

CCF’s summer camps typically run from mid-June through mid-August, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exact dates will be announced soon. Enrollment is limited, and parents are encouraged to apply as early as possible. All of the summer camps are partially funded by The Children’s Trust, and fees associated with each camp vary. During the application and screening process, each parent has an opportunity to meet with a representative who can answer questions concerning financial aspects associated with the camps. Contact the Center for Children and Families for more information.