There is a special need for Special Needs programs that combine a great camp experience with expert counseling and therapeutic techniques. We have developed such a program at Holiday Hill.

Kids Cooperate is a counseling practice based in Tolland, CT and directed by Aaron Weintraub. Kids Cooperate programs offer effective strengths-based social skills groups that focus on children and teenagers with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Shyness. He employs a fun, activities-based philosophy of practice rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Working with Aaron over almost a decade, we have found the camp to be the perfect place and season to provide social learning through developmental play with a focus on social communication, emotional regulation, and transactional support. This program helps campers work on sustaining friendships and developing resiliency—just as we do with everyone, every day at Holiday Hill.

Children in early elementary through middle school are welcome to apply. This camp-within-a-camp program features special group work led by Aaron and members of his staff, along with visits to Holiday Hill’s regular camp activity areas and staff. The group participates in regular camp activities as much as possible, with accommodations as needed. The group works independently when the campers need a break from camp activities or time to process and recover from a challenging experience. Enroll by the week for any of the eight weeks offered.

Kids Cooperate Camp at Holiday Hill will be conducted throughout the eight weeks of our regular sessions.

Kids Cooperate Camp at Holiday Hill requires a free, confidential pre-enrollment consultation with Aaron Weintraub to determine applicability for each camper. Contact the camp office at 860-423-1375 or the Kids Cooperate office at 860-576-9506 for more information.