New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Sep 15, 2008, 14:27

High Falls, New York
Daniel Falk, Executive Director

Camp Huntington is a co-ed, residential summer camp for children and young adults, ages 6-21 years old, with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, ADD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Apspergerís and PDD. Summer sessions run from June through August and campers can participate in one week to six week intervals providing fun-filled days while maximizing their potential while finding their strengths and hidden abilities.

The camp was established in 1961 as a private residential summer camp and is accredited by the American Camp Association. Dr. Bruria Bodek-Falik, Executive Director, Emeritus, has been with the camp since 1982 She has a PhD in Clinical Child and Family Psychology and is a licensed New York State Certified School Psychologist, Behavioral Psychotherapist and Teacher. Daniel Falk, Executive Director, working on his Masters degree in Special Education, is Dr. Falikís son and has been involved with the administration of the program for over 20 years. He is a board member of the New York State Camp Directorís Association (NYSCDA). He is also a member of the New York State Health Departmentís Medical Advisory Council.

Camp Huntington offers three distinct programs: recreation and social skills development for children with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD; independence for the developmentally disabled; and participation for children with autism, Aspergerís and pervasive developmental disorders. Social, emotional and environmental concerns for each group are addressed, yet are blended together within groups and on site, to create positive connections between campers.

Recreational activities for campers include swimming, horseback riding, sports, ropes course, music, drama, arts and crafts, home economics, film making, computer and nature studies. For those campers with Autism, an air conditioned sensory room is available. In addition, off camp trips, birthday celebrations and musical and drama performances round out the summer activities.

[This information came from the Camp Huntington website.]

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