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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.

Weekend Camps

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.

Travel Back in Time Weekend

This weekend is geared for all - Altitude returners as well as new friends! Our time travel weekend is the perfect way to explore and experience the ways in which Americans have lived and bonded through the centuries. Participants will utilize their problem-solving and negotiation skills through exciting team building activities. We’ll have tons of fun while participating in centuries-old activities like archery, candle making, butter churning, and so much more!

Our goal is to provide opportunities for participants to gain friendships through “team” experiences by building trust and having a common understanding. Everyone will leave with the “Altitude Gratitude” mentality as we’ll have learned to appreciate each other and our modern lifestyles.

The Program

  • November 3-5, 2017
  • Kids and teens entering 6th through 12th grade
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $650 Full Weekend
  • $195 Day Option (Saturday 8am-8pm, includes meals and field trips when applicable)
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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Heading to Hollywood Travel Camp

Who is ready for the red carpet treatment? We’re going to load the Via vans and head on down to Tinseltown! After checking into our hotel for the weekend, we’ll go explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby (formerly the Kodak) Theatre, and more. On Saturday, it’s time for Universal Studios - home to the Despicable Me minions, Jurassic Park dinos, and of course, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! After we’ve had our fill of butterbeer and pumpkin juice, we’ll go out to a fancy breakfast before heading back up to Via West on Sunday.

The Program

  • February 9-11, 2018
  • Kids and teens entering 5th through 12th grade
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is 7:00am on Friday and check-out is 6:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $850 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 13-15, 2018
  • Kids and teens entering 4th through 11th grade
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $650 Full Weekend
  • $195 Day Option (Saturday 8am-8pm, includes meals and field trips when applicable)
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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