The Academy School Year Extension Program


(Note: Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, we will not be running Camp Nonantum this year)


Program Description

The school year extension program is in-person and open to those currently enrolled in the Academy group program.  If you are not currently enrolled, please reach out for more information about the group program.   Children enrolled in the extension program are placed in small groups which will meet every day, and have no more than 6 members.  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, social, and conversation skills, self-advocacy, risk taking, reducing anxiety, managing competition, learning to channel energy, coping with transitions, developing frustration tolerance, and learning problem solving and negotiation skills.    

Each child's self-esteem and social skills may be enhanced through participation because they are in a supportive, safe, encouraging environment in which rapport and trust are built up not only with the counselor but also with fellow group members. Self-confidence is also fostered by structuring the groups and activities so that each child can have fun while experiencing concrete success.


General Information

The extension program is held at The Academy of Physical and Social Development

Dates: July 5 - July 30, 2021
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 - 12:00


Please direct all inquiries regarding availability to:

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

The Academy is a child and adolescent centered agency offering a social skills group program, individual counseling, and school-based services.