The first and longest running SM camp in the DC Metro Area!
The CCC Kids Camp is a day camp experience designed to provide intensive behavioral treatment for children between the ages of four and nine who are diagnosed with selective mutism (SM) or severe social anxiety. Our goal is to support the building of the child’s confidence and success in speaking and interacting with individuals outside the home directly prior to the child’s return to school. This is an ideal time point for intervention.
The CCC Kids Camp is a structured experience in which children participate in a variety of engaging activities including outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and music. We simulate typical classroom activities such as circle time, morning meeting, and center work. We also practice other social activities, such as checking out library books and ordering food. These activities provide children with hands on practice in verbal participation in a safe, school-like environment. Children receive rewards for their brave behavior.
The CCC Kids Camp is modeled after the Brave Buddies Camp developed by Steve Kurtz, Ph.D.