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                                                CFCNCA #39791

 

Camps

Transitional Youth

Camp Next Step

A camp for young adults who need assistance in moving forward

  • For Ages: Adults under 30
    Duration: 5 days/4 nights
    2019 Dates: July 28-August 1
    Tuition: $750 per person
    Need-based scholarships are available and monthly payment plans can be arranged. 

    Medical Leader: Dr. Amy Kao, Child Neurologist at Children’s National Health System

Camper Award Ceremony, Summer 2018

Camp Next Step is a 5-day/4-night camp for for young adults under 30 in need of assistance in becoming independent and self-sufficient. Dr. Amy Kao, Child Neurologist at Children’s National Health System, heads the medical team, providing 24/7 coverage of the camp.

For the first day of camp, participants focus on self-management of health care, performance of daily living activities, acquisition of effective social skills, and determination of future goals.   They incorporate what they learn by assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities in performing the same skills.  With one-on-one supervision by trained counselors, the Next Steppers assist the intellectually limited campers with their healthcare and personal care needs, aid them in their social interactions and help them to determine their immediate goals.   This invaluable hands-on experience is utilized by the young adults to discover their own strengths and interests and determine their next steps in life.

Throughout the camp days, the Next Step group have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of activities with their partners. They learn team-building skills through activities such as sports, skits, and camp Olympics. Group counseling sessions give them the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and feelings and evaluate their own performance. For four days, they are the assistants, helping others to be successful and, thus, creating their own success and feelings of self-worth.

Please contact Brainy Camps at njosey@childrensnational.org for more information.

Next Step 2018 received support from the following: 
The ARC of Montgomery County, FACES (Finding A Cure of Epilepsy and Seizures) of NYU Langone Medical Center, a grant from the Ambassador of Qatar and private donors

  • Campers

    500

  • Volunteers

    150

  • Scholarships Awarded

    280

  • Conditions Served

    11

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