Camp Addington at
The name Addington is derived from an ancient waypoint / milestone marker in England. Similarly to how this marker helped travelers find their way, Camp Addington helps children and adolescents follow a path to success. It also represents a milestone for many campers including:
Overnight Camp includes all the activities from the Day Camp at no extra charge.
Children have many needs ... love, understanding, and a sense of belonging and of achievement. The parent's joy and approval, as well as the teacher's recognition of success, combine to establish the child's self confidence and trust in people and society.
Unfortunately, there are a number of boys and girls who do not experience this positive cycle and therefore cannot adjust to family, school, and society's demands. These children/adolescents (many of whom are diagnosed ADHD, Asperger's, Autism, OCD, or Anxious) march to a different drummer.
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Based on a system established 1965, Kentwood / Camp Addington is a therapeutic / psycho-social educational environment for children/adolescents having difficulties at home, school, or with their families.
Offering a special experience for campers of all ages, our goal is to build confidence in our campers as they grow to organize their world; to relate to peers, authority figures and their family in life situations to exercise sound judgment and to take responsibility for their actions.
Why is the camp different?
Camp Addington is a branch of Kentwood Preparatory School - which is internationally recognized as a leading center specializing in service for high functioning children/adolescents who are not being successful in the regular public and private school and camp systems. This means not only do we ensure a fun summer, but we understand the year round system the camper must adhere to. Therefore, the camper emerges from our program with life skills, and life management techniques to integrate back into the home, family, and school.
The camp staff is comprised of the same multidisciplinary therapists, counselors, and special educators who service our full time program during the school year. These specialists have been trained by our administrative team in a holistic treatment approach and methodology. They are experienced and are masters at taking the much needed skills and systems expected during the regular school year, and transferring this same program into summer fun!