Summer Social Skills Camp

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Our Orlando Florida Social Skills ADHD ASD Summer Day camp is for students who may lack assertion, poor self esteem, low self confidence or have social skills delays.

Jim West, MA, LMHC, in cooperation with Camp J Orlando will be running an Orlando Summer Social Skills Day. Camp J is a mainstream camp and we will bring around 20 socially delayed kids. Our TLC staff will be wearing Camp J shirts to blend in with Camp J staff!  They will be assigned to 3-5 students and will be redirecting behaviors that make them stick out in real time throughout the day with the goal to help them blend in better by the end of the week! The following concerns are a few of many issues addressed: struggling with starting and continuing conversations, reciprocating conversations, taking an interest in peers interests, lack of assertion, boundary issues, difficulty reading non-verbals, leadership development, mood swings, and more.

The program is so successful, students have traveled from Central, South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and all over the United States to attend this Social Skills Camp.

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More about the camp:

This Social Skills Summer Camp is a NORMAL Summer Camp of 150 Camp J Campers and TLC brings 20 kids that stand out with the goal of helping them blend in better by the end of the week!  This camp is great for students with:

  • Low Self-Confidence or Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety – To Help Face and Overcome their Fears
  • Social Anxiety – Build Social Confidence
  • ADHD or ADD – 60% of ADHD students are behind socially so we help close the social gap!
  • High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

As all of these diagnoses tend to be behind socially by showing some or all of the following social delays.

15 Symptoms or Tips to Identify Social Delays

If you can answer yes to two or more of these items about your child, he or she may benefit from learning skills that will help him or her to connect better with peers, and to more confident and prepared for the real world. Here are a few symptoms to look for:

  1. Doesn’t recognize non-verbal cues
  2. Gets in peers personal space
  3. Annoys to get attention because they do not know how to get it another way
  4. Low self confidence
  5. Poor eye contact
  6. Only interested in themselves rather than taking an interest in their peers
  7. Talks too much
  8. Lacks assertion
  9. Impulsive or blurts out responses
  10. Tries too hard to make friends laugh – thinks humor will make them friends
  11. Reacts to teasing and does not know how to roll with conflict
  12. Has a need for justice and fairness and judges peers
  13. Isolates or withdraws from peers
  14. Always wants to be first or wants to play what they want
  15. Kids do not call for play dates or to hang out!

Student Leadership Camp is a fun Summer or Winter camp that helps build leadership, learning and life skills in kids and teens! This camp in the Orlando area is for students that may have social skills issues with their peer group and/or lack assertiveness and self-confidence. This camp takes place at Camp J, in Dr. Phillips!


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What is the Leadership & Social Skills Camp Experience?

  1. The Camp is limited to 20 Students per week and will blend in with Camp J’s students (between 100-200 campers per week) between the ages of 6-14.
  2. They will be assigned to groups with same age campers. We blend our clients into the camp so we can see how they do in an age appropriate environment rather than put them in a camp where all the kids struggle socially. If we put them in a camp where all the kids struggle socially then, it would not simulate a real life situation and may not be effective.
  3. Students will have a screening to determine their Leadership and Social Skills needs and make sure they are average to high functioning.
  4. When the student arrives at the camp they will be greeted by a Masters or Bachelors Level Counselor or Student to review their goals.
  5. Our Counselors will wear a Camp J Counselor Shirt & Blend in with the Camp Staff so your child will not be singled out.
  6. Each of our TLC Counselors will be assigned 3-5 students, and Observe the students interactions.
  7. The TLC Counselor will then discretely address inappropriate responses, boundaries issues, social problems, etc. ideally when it happens and suggest more appropriate ways to redirect their behavior.
  8. Each day our team will review each student objectives and how they are progressing toward their goals as discuss plans on how to help them move toward their goals.
  9. For an additional fee over the next 1-2 weeks after the camp an appointment can be scheduled to review the progress for your student and make additional recommendations to build on their success.
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Central Florida Summer Leadership Social Skills Camp Information

Week 3: 6/17 -6/21
Week 6: 7/8 – 7/12
Week 9: 7/29 – 8/2

Summer Camp 2019 Dates Posted

This camp is at Camp J in Dr Phillips!

Call us for a screening and then we’ll give you information about how to register!

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Initial Screening

The screening is to document concerns and behaviors so we can set goals for the week! If your student has already been screened in the last 2 years by Total Life Counseling Center then there will not need to be another screening!

Out of State or Country Screenings can be done via Phone or Skype.

For non-Total Life Counseling Center clients there will be a Fee for the screening to obtain the following:

  • Student History
  • Identify concerns & behaviors
  • Determine goals & objectives for the week
  • Answer Questions

Pay to CAMP J: $225 for grades 1-3 | $250 for grades 4-8 to register for the camp, then : 

Pay to TLC (by May 1st): $300 for grades 1-3 $300 for grades 4-8

Pay to TLC (after May 1st): $350 for grades 1-3 | $350 for grades 4-8

Insurance Information

  • We can give a diagnosis and group or individual therapy codes for each day of camp.
  • Insurance plans vary so it check with your insurance to see if they will reimburse for the camps.

Key Benefits:

For Students ages 6-14. Students will be divided by age groups at the Summer Camp. Observe student interactions with peers and redirect them by providing tools for positive socialization. Campers will build relationships as they work together to solve each challenge, learning to trust each other and become trustworthy. Students will learn how to read the body language and non-verbals from a horse as well as empathy, trust, teamwork and respect.

Students will receive coaching/mentoring in the following areas:

  • Starting Conversations
  • Leadership/Communication Skills
  • Responding to Teasing
  • Greeting by Name 
  • Eye Contact
  • Starting/Continuing Conversations
  • Reciprocating Questions
  • Taking an interest in Others
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Boundaries and Read Body Language
  • and More

Field Trips

One the campers’ favorite things at Camp J is the field trips!

Why Field Trips?

  • Field trips give more opportunities to use the skills learned during social skills camp in real life scenarios!

Where’s Camp?

Camp takes place at Camp J Orlando in Dr. Phillips, FL

How To Apply

Once you have completed the Screening, the counselor or staff will give you information about registering!

What to Bring

If you are interested in our camp and most of your questions will be answered by reviewing the Camp Application. Give us a call for any questions!

Call (407) 248-0030 to set up the screening.


What They’re Saying About Our Camps

“Camp was uber-awesomeness… amazing fun times! Thanks for doing the camp truly one of, if not, the greatest week of my life!”


“He had a really great week, thank you very much to Jim and Seth and all you very special caring people.”


“Jim, you are an angel here on Earth doing very important work. We are lucky to have you in our lives! Read More


“Tommy (Thomas as he now prefers) is doing awesome! You would be so amazed to see God’s work in progress. Your leadership camp has changed Tommy’s life!”


“He really enjoyed summer camp… I heard descriptions of all the different stations on the ropes course and which he did and didn’t do, but in particular about the vertical wall…. and how it was the hardest and how you “really had to work as a team to get everyone up and over the top and how it was really hard but they did it! The best story was about his distractible and kind of stubborn horse who would not follow directions at first… when I asked what he did, he explained that as they got to know each other better, he started to do what I wanted him to… but he still kept looking over there because he has a short attention span…. when I asked why over there? he said come here and i will show you…. well, over there is where the donkeys and a couple of other animals were housed and his horse was more interested in them than what he was supposed to be doing…what a lesson for him in the car, on the way home he also shared about some of the talks and activities they participated in, the other boys, he considered basically all the boys in his dorm group as friends, vs. being the kid who only wants one or two good friends and insists on keeping a distance with all others…”


“Oh my goodness, a staff person at school stopped me today to remark on how amazing the change is in Christian. Things like ‘he is so calm’, ‘he calmly walked away from someone being mean’, etc etc. He is a different kid, blah blah.

I remarked about your program to her and she said ‘woah, whatever he is doing is working!’

What a victory!!!!! Had to share! Thanks!!!!”


Call For a Complimentary 15 Minute Phone Consultation

We take the guesswork out of finding the right counselor. Our counselors are subject matter specialists and we link you to the therapist that best fits your concerns.  Get started today with a complimentary 15 minute consult:

(407) 248-0030

Youth scales rock wall on the ropes course at our adventure based ADHD ASD social skills camp in Orlando, Florida

Adventure & Growth Await

Call us NOW for a 15 Minutes Complimentary Phone Consultation

(407) 248-0030

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