The Academy Summer Program:
Camp Nonantum


Philosophy

The objective of Camp Nonantum is to promote the emotional and physical well being of children.  Our focus is to create a safe environment where children are able to play, have fun, yet be supported with regard to their social and emotional goals.


Population Served

Camp Nonantum is designed for children who can benefit from a therapeutic day program.  The program offers smaller groups and a higher level of structure than is found in a traditional day camp.  Unlike traditional day camps, the camp also offers a low camper to counselor ratio, which allows for individualized behavior management and direction toward personal goals.


Program Description

The program is designed to help children develop the social skills necessary to be successful in all venues of their daily lives.  The camp offers therapeutic support through a variety of small and large group activities which aim at helping children further develop their social and coping skills.  The staff is comprised of licensed mental health clinicians and interns, specializing in working with children with varying social and emotional needs.  Areas of work focus upon learning friendship skills, conversation skills, self-advocacy, risk taking, reducing anxiety, managing competition, learning to channel energy in a positive manner, coping better with transitions, developing frustration tolerance, and learning problem solving and negotiation skills.


Activities

The activities at Camp Nonantum are designed and utilized to help support children with regard to their social and emotional goals.  Listed are some of the activities offered:

  • Friendship Skills
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Performing Arts
  • Cooperative Games (Academy Activities)
  • Team Sports
  • Small Group Discussions/Games
  • Field Trips
  • Daily Instructional and Free Swim



General Information

The camp will be held at the Academy for 4 weeks (swimming at the Waltham YMCA)


Dates: July 10-August 4, 2017.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9-3, Friday 9-12


Please direct all inquiries regarding availability to:

Jessica Capone, M.A., LMHC,
Director, Camp Nonantum
617-969-2200 x15 / email

Summer Programs


The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services to Newton and the greater Boston Area.