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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.

Adventures in Life Planning Camps

Adventures in Life Planning programs are for Altitude participants, ages 18–28, who are ready to learn valuable organizational and mentorship skills. Participants will practice social skill nuances, build executive functioning independence, train in career readiness skills, and assist with camp programming, including Altitude’s unique economy. Participants must be approved in order to enroll. Adventures in Life Planning sessions run concurrently with Altitude sessions.

Escape Room

This weekend is geared for all — Altitude returners as well as new friends! It’s a great opportunity to learn how to work together and perfect our problem solving skills. We’ll practice yoga, cook dishes with hidden culinary sayings and riddles, and decode secret messages. After creating our own escape room on campus for practice, we’ll take a field trip to try our hands at a local one. Teamwork, trust, and communication will be our key to success for everything this weekend!

The Program

  • November 8-10, 2019
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-28
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $630 Full Weekend
  • $230/day Saturday Day Option
  • $145 Sunday Day Option
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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Universal Studios Travel Camp

We’re heading to “the entertainment capital of LA,” Universal Studios Hollywood! After checking in to 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! Sunday Funday will be spent on the beach and at the famous Santa Monica Pier. Monday morning will begin with a fancy breakfast before we head back to Via West Campus.

The Program

  • January 17-20, 2020
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-28
  • 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

  • $1,529 Full Weekend
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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Saint Patty’s Day Extravaganza

The rainbow casting over the Cupertino mountains ends at Via West. Celebrate the Irish holiday with us as we enjoy corned beef with cabbage and learn how to make our very own shamrock shakes. Campers will get the chance to embark on an adventurous scavenger hunt across Via West to find Luke the Leprechaun’s pot of gold. During our opening campfire, we will enjoy a variety of fun St. Patrick’s day games.

The Program

  • March 6-8, 2020
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-28
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $630 Full Weekend
  • $230 Saturday Day Option
  • $145 Sunday Day Option
  • 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 17-19, 2020
  • Kids, teens, and young adults ages 9-28
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00pm on Friday and check-out is 3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $630 Full Weekend
  • $230 Saturday Day Option
  • $145 Sunday Day Option
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

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