New location on Bainbridge Island at Strawberry Hill Park!
In our traditional camps we offer exciting activity choices from Legos to art to nature hikes. With these incredible enrichment activities as a foundation, our master’s level counselors help campers build confidence and connect to new friends.
Social Growth Topics
We work with parents and campers to formulate individualized social learning goals such as: Conversation initiation, flexibility, leadership, sharing ideas, sustaining conversations, self-identity, teamwork, independence skills, long-term goal setting, assertive communication, emotional regulation, personal wellness, and more.
We engage in outdoor games, field trips and other group activities to propel social growth. Through weekly habitat restoration projects, campers build confidence and teamwork while earning a $15 weekly internship stipend. Campers choose from additional activities such as indoor rock climbing, Parkour, therapy dogs, swimming, Museum of Flight, guided nature tours, comedy improv games, art, and many more.
We welcome campers ages 8 and up who benefit from a small group environment. Some are shy, some are quirky, and some are twice exceptional. Some of our campers have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, or other similar traits.
About Aspiring Youth
Nationally accredited, innovative program serving families since 2004
Dynamic master’s level professionals with a 4:1 camper ratio
Social skills growth through small group check-ins
Sustainable friendships through year-round social skills groups and alumni events
Free enrollment meeting with clinical coordinators to ensure group fit and identify goals
Connect through weekly parent groups and receive updates on your child’s progress