Posts found in the Therapeutic Summer Program category

Second summers help turn emerging professionals into experts in quality, clinical care

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Jessica Luddy, LICSW As preparation for Summer 2016 picks up steam, I’ve been thinking a lot about my first Wediko summer (which was almost six years ago!), and the person and professional I was then compared to now.   Staff alumni of Wediko's therapeutic summer camp describe their first experience in many ways. The description almost always... Read more

A first summer inspires plans for the future of the Wediko Summer Program

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Mik Oyler, M.Ed., Wediko Summer Program Director

Since that first day I crossed the bridge and walked onto Wediko’s New Hampshire campus, my friends, family, and colleagues have constantly asked what it was like to be the director of the Wediko Summer Program. As I try to sum up the experience of a therapeutic summer camp, they’re fascinated and inspired. The truth... Read more

Summer Spotlight: Counting the Days

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Today, May 5, 2015, marks: 46 days until students arrive for the 2015 Wediko Summer Program and 271 days since I last dipped my feet into Black Pond, did cartwheels on Otter field, or played James Bond with the boys in the Arthur Ashe cabin (aka my Double A boys). Yes, those are the exact numbers and no, I’m... Read more

Q&A: Wediko welcomes Mik Oyler, M.Ed., as Director of the Wediko Summer Program

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Mik Oyler, M.Ed., Wediko Summer Program Director

Wediko Children’s Services is proud to welcome Miklos “Mik” Oyler, M.Ed. as the new Director of the Wediko Summer Program. Mik comes to Wediko with a passion for empowering youth, dedication to facilitating healthy staff culture, and a history of strengthening clinical programming. From holding a Master of Education in Psychology from Springfield College to more... Read more

Summer Spotlight: A Storyteller is Born

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Luna the Turtle

Last June, in the days before I left for Wediko, I carefully checked off item after item on the packing list until I finally arrived at “props to make things fun.”  That flummoxed me.  What would be fun for seventeen-year-old girls was completely different than what would be fun for eight-year-old boys.  I didn’t know... Read more

Summer Spotlight: What I Learned

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As part of the new Summer Spotlight blog series, former Wediko Summer Staff write about their experiences during and after their time at Wediko.  Rossel (bottom center) with the other 2014 Program Coordinators. It’s weird, being back in college after a Wediko summer. You think you have processed everything that happened, the learning, the laughter, the frustration,... Read more

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