Camp+ For Healthier, Happier Kids
Located on 450 lakefront acres in New Hampshire, the Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day residential treatment program serving boys and girls ages 8-19 with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The children who come to Wediko are referred by schools, educational consultants, and clinicians from across the country who believe a fresh-air, therapeutic experience can create positive change.
At the Wediko Summer Program, children discover and develop strengths, interests, and hidden talents. They experience healthy challenges and surmount them with the help of a professional clinical staff and college aged camp counselors- challenges like swimming to the dock, riding a mountain bike to the top of a hill, and making a new friend. Through these successes, children develop mastery and self-esteem, which are the building blocks of a future oriented child; one who is inspired to turn dreams into reality.
Wediko Builds Self Esteem Through Mastery
To build positive identity, children require consistency, nurturance, facilitation, support, and containment. When anchored in their strengths, a child’s sense of self can be positively transformed. Wediko’s work with children will:
- Discover and nurture strengths, gifts, and talents;
- Reward effort;
- Contain negative behavior;
- Provide consistent and stable adult relationships;
- Challenge assumptions and perceived limitations;
- Provide safety;
- Validate self-worth;
- Build competence; and
- Improve interpersonal skills.
Who We Serve
At Wediko Summer Program, children are not defined by their diagnoses or by their failures; instead, they are free to become the best versions of themselves with nurturance and support. That being said, many families question whether we can actually help their child’s specific needs. So while Wediko’s students may not fit neatly under the criteria of a specific diagnosis or they have been diagnosed with multiple disorders, the diagnoses Wediko serves includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depression and Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD)
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s Syndrome)
- Nonverbal Learning Disorder
If you think Wediko Summer Program is a good fit for a child in your life or you want to know more about the admissions process, click here!