Rich & Associates

Erika Rich, Ph.D., Owner and Director

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Friendship Island: A Social Skills Summer Camp

Rich and Associates offers a Social Skills Summer Camp for children starting at age 5 through the end of middle school who will be grouped by age and working with experienced therapists at a 3:1, camper:counselor ratio. Each week is a different set of activities!

CLICK HERE to begin the enrollment process.

What is Social Skills Camp?

This will be a social skills "boot camp" that is more intensive than our weekly groups. It is perfect for our current clients or for those who are just interested in the camp experience. The camp is appropriate for all children who are having a hard time making or keeping friends. Utilizing evidence-based strategies such as role plays, in vivo coaching, and positive behavior systems, our fun-filled curriculum will especially target:

  • Joining in to groups of children at play or in conversation
  • Dealing with teasing and other conflict negotiation skills
  • Social communication skills--both verbal and nonverbal
  • Reading social cues--including perspective-taking
  • Emotion regulation
  • Mindfulness
  • Organization, collaboration, and problem-solving

Campers are given a special power based on their specific social skills goal for each week (Regulator, Equalizer, Negotiator, or Perceiver) to help them on their journey to Friendship Island at the end of the week. Activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mindfulness Meditation/Yoga
  • Large Scale Building Projects
  • Game Playing- large and small group (obstacle courses, water play)
  • Teamwork Exercises and Role-Plays
  • Customized Sports Coaching by Coach Derek
  • Party on Friendship Island at the end of each week with special activities and snacks!

Dr. Erika Rich will also offer parent seminars during the week (Wednesdays, 9-10am, different topics each week), providing guidelines for how parents can better facilitate social interactions.

Requirements

  • Cost is $825/week--full nonrefundable payment required to reserve a spot. Lunch and snack are not included.
  • Early bird discount: $725 by February 15th and $775 by March 15th. Enroll in multiple weeks and SAVE $50 on each additional week (if purchased in the same transaction)!

Schedule and Location

  • 2020: July 6-10, July 13-17, and August 3-7; 8:45am-2pm
  • Location: 11000 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Monday through Friday, 8:45am-2pm. Brown bag snack and lunch.

CLICK HERE to begin the enrollment process.

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