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Altitude

Altitude provides year-round camping experiences for boys and girls with social cognitive challenges including: verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s, and high functioning autism. We build social skills, independence, and self-confidence to prepare our participants for the transition to young adulthood, future relationships, and the rest of their lives.

Altitude

Altitude provides year-round camping experiences for boys and girls with social cognitive challenges such as:

  • High-functioning autism
  • Asperger’s
  • ADHD
  • Nonverbal learning disability

At Altitude we:

  • Provide opportunities to develop social skills
  • Foster independence
  • Promote self-confidence
  • Prepare our participants for the transition to high school, young adulthood, future relationships, and the rest of their lives

Children with social cognitive challenges may:

  • Have difficulty making friends
  • Feel left-out or excluded
  • “Monologue” on preferred topics
  • Struggle with reciprocal conversation
  • Struggle initiation conversation with peers
  • Prefer to talk to adults
  • Have low self-esteem
  • Appear socially awkward

At Altitude, we understand that your child may spend a good portion of the academic year worrying about making friends or feeling left-out or excluded. As a parent, you may worry about your child’s self-esteem and their ability to make friends. Altitude provides a community where your child can feel like they fit in while being relaxed and confident about who they are.

Many of our parents come to our website looking for unique Asperger’s programs, autism weekends, and social skills groups. They often report that their child cannot make friends and is bullied or picked on in their school setting. This is one of the many reasons we are so happy to be able to offer recreational programs where kids can fit in and just be themselves. Many of our participants leave a weekend camp reporting that they finally feel like they “fit in” and that they have found a place just for them. We hope your child can have a similar experience at Altitude.

Our weekend camps are designed to provide shorter-duration Altitude experiences that allow new participants to ease into the programs while returning participants are able to stay connected with the community. Participants are encouraged to connect with others through unique programming that focuses on fun, outdoor, group, and recreational activities. For more specific details on each of the programs, please refer to the registration brochure.

Leadership Camps

Leadership participants will get all of the fun of camp while learning valuable organizational and mentorship skills. Activities will include preparing and serving meals, assisting in leading on-campus activities, creating exciting evening campfire rotations, running the Altitude store, and more. Participants will have the opportunity for additional monitored socialization activities in the evening as well. This program is for participants ages 16-22 and it runs concurrently with Altitude sessions.

A Trip Around the World

This weekend is geared for all - Altitude returners as well as new friends! Our trip around the world is the perfect way to explore different cultures as we create our own passports to travel and experience every continent. Participants will utilize their problem-solving and negotiation skills through exciting team building activities. We’ll have tons of fun while gaining friendships through “team” experiences by building trust and having a common understanding that even though we may come from different places, we are all the same!

The Program

  • November 9-11, 2018
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-22
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $610 Full Weekend
  • $210 Saturday Day Option
  • $126 Sunday Day Option
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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Disneyland Travel Camp

When you wish upon a star, Via West grants your wish and takes you to Disneyland! After checking into our hotel for the weekend, we’ll go out for a big family dinner in downtown Disney. We’ll spend Saturday and Sunday enjoying Disneyland and California Adventures. We’ll take pictures with our favorite princesses, join the dark side with Darth Vader, watch the Paint the Night Parade, buy a souvenir to take home, and maybe take in a show or two. Monday morning will begin with a fancy breakfast before we head back to Via West Campus.

The Program

  • January 18-21, 2019
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-22
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 9:00-10:00am on Friday and check-out is from 5:00-6:00pm on Monday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $1300 Full Weekend
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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A Taste of Altitude

This is an opportunity for everyone! It’s a fabulous reunion opportunity for our summer campers and a great way for new and prospective campers to get a taste of the “Altitude Attitude!” Activities will include a wide variety of sports, arena horseback riding, stimulating arts and crafts, hiking, s’mores, and a movie night! Parents, siblings, and other important family members are strongly encouraged to attend the “family fun day” on Sunday where they can follow their campers through a few short activities and participate in a small carnival and barbecue. It’s a great way for family members to catch the “Altitude Attitude” too!

The Program

  • April 26-28, 2019
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-22
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $610 Full Weekend
  • $210 Saturday Day Option
  • $126 Sunday Day Option
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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