The Our Kids review of Camp Amicus
A camp for those with learning disabilities, Camp Amicus is a special camp providing a structured, positive, and supportive environment for kids. Their mission is to help kids develop all-important social skills and build lasting relationships with fellow campers in a traditional camp environment. The camper to counselor ratio is very low—only 3 campers per one counselor. This allows for a really individualized offering, so kids feel safe and taken care of. All counselors love working with kids and receive special training on ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as SIVA safety management. This camp is wonderful and well-known for building the self-esteem of kids. Kids here might have issues with making friends or feeling successful, so the camp takes the time to really involve kids in what they are doing in a way that boosts their confidence. Activities are non-competitive, so there are never any losers here either. The camp program was developed based on evidence-based research specifically for youth with LD/ADHD.