Camp Wediko Opens 4 Additional Cabins for Summer 2022
Hillsboro, NH (3/7/22) — Wediko announced today that it is opening four additional cabin groups and is now accepting applications for Camp Wediko, its six-week residential summer camp for all genders, ages 9-18, struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The 44-day therapeutic and academic program for boys and girls specializes in working with children with ADHD, anxiety, Asperger’s, and mood disorders. The camp was closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and opened at limited capacity in 2021. This year, the camp will open an additional four cabins, increasing its capacity to approximately 70 kids.
“Camp Wediko is designed to provide a summer camp experience for kids who may face challenges in a traditional camp,” said Jessica Luddy, LICSW, Director of Camp Wediko. “Camp Wediko looks and feels much like a traditional summer camp but with the added support of Wediko’s 85+ years of experience working with students with a wide variety of mental health struggles. We are excited to be able to provide this safe, fun, and engaging camp experience to even more students this year.”
Campers live with groups of 6-8 peers (plus staff) in cabins nestled throughout the 450-acre lakefront campus, eat in a dining hall, and spend their days in constant motion. A typical day includes multiple structured activity periods such as: swimming, canoeing, art, archery, dance, athletics, brain games, theater, yoga, and mountain biking. Daily activities also include a literacy and math/science academic curriculum to help campers practice translating the social and emotional skills they are learning at Camp Wediko into the classroom environment.
Wediko’s therapeutic milieu is the primary intervention, where staff and clinicians develop strong relationships with each camper, focus on the camper’s strengths, and help them make social and emotional gains. The staff to camper ratio is 1:2, which allows Camp Wediko to provide active, intensive supports to campers and to challenge each camper individually.
Clinicians live on campus so they can work with campers every day and in-the-moment, within the context of the program. Clinicians also facilitate daily group therapy and develop individual and group interventions to support each camper.
While admissions decisions are rolling throughout the spring, Camp Wediko encourages families to submit completed applications by May 1 for the best chance of availability. Learn more and apply here: https://thewedikoschool.org/camp-wediko/.
About The Wediko School
The Wediko School is a residential treatment center offering therapeutic and educational services for middle- and high-school-aged boys experiencing significant social-emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. A program of The Home for Little Wanderers, The Wediko School’s social workers, psychologists, and special education teachers guide students through an intensive milieu of academics and therapy. For more information, visit thewedikoschool.org.