Posts found in the Therapeutic Summer Program category

The impact of summer residential treatment for at-risk children and families

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As we plan Summer 2017, I have taken numerous calls from prospective Wediko Summer Program families. In their own words, specific to the needs of their own child, each parent is asking virtually the same questions: “What does Wediko believe in?” “What makes Wediko different?” Staff heard part of the answer during last summer’s re-orientation when... Read more

What’s the deal with the 2016 Wediko Summer Program?

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Wediko Summer Program values

In a little over a month, children will start crossing the bridge for a life-changing experience and we cannot wait to welcome them! We’ve spent the past several months interviewing staff and students, making cabin groups, planning Orientation Week, and making sure we have all of the supplies we need to be ready on July... Read more

At Wediko, we tackle problems together – in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu (uu-Boon-too) has become an integral part of Wediko’s culture; it is written across our t-shirts, introduced in our orientation sessions, and brought to life through our work and our personal lives. Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term, is loosely translated as “A person is a person through other persons.” At Wediko, Ubuntu means generosity, kindness, selflessness,... Read more

Wediko’s history outlines 82 year commitment to improving children’s lives

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Wediko's beginnings

In 1934, Robert A. Young, Ed.D. and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital created a therapeutic summer camp program as an integral part of their children’s psychiatric clinic. The camp, located on a rented site on Province Lake near the New Hampshire – Maine border, served clients of the clinic as well as children referred... Read more

Teachers at Wediko’s Summer Program gain valuable classroom experience as they change students’ lives for the better

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Jon Maciejewski, a teacher in Framingham, MA, taught four consecutive summers with the Wediko Summer Program. “Wediko provided me the comfort and security to give kids an experience that was truly unique to them as individuals,” shares Jon Maciejewski, a teacher in Framingham, MA who taught four consecutive summers with the Wediko Summer Program. “I am... Read more

Wediko Summer Program featured in Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare program panel on increasing accessibility

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Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare

Wediko Summer Program Director Mik Oyler, M.Ed., is a panelist for the Eastern Regional Wilderness Therapy Symposium, taking place April 14-15, 2016 in Asheville, NC. Oyler and his fellow panelists recognize that their conference audience doesn’t need convincing about the importance of outdoor behavioral healthcare programs. These programs are effective; the mental health benefits are clear... Read more

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