Camp Baker is a fun, structured day treatment program designed for kids who struggle with attentional and behavioral challenges.
Children participate in typical summer camp activities, such as swimming, sports, and art with the intervention built into the structure of every activity. Campers also engage in one period of academics to reduce the academic and behavioral regression common in neurodiverse children. Additionally, social skills are taught and practiced daily with their peers in every activity, which help them generalize these social skills to other settings.
Parents and caregivers play an essential and collaborative role at Camp Baker. We hold weekly parent training sessions where we teach you the skills that our counselors are utilizing every day with your children. The skills that we teach caregivers have been proven to be effective with managing behaviors of children struggling with ADHD and related disorders.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
Camp Baker’s Program Works
- 92% of families said they received the help they wanted for their child
- 100% of families said their child enjoyed his or her experience at Camp Baker
- 100% of families said they have a better sense of the things they can do to support their child’s needs
- 93% of families said their child is better able to cope when things go wrong
- 100% of families would refer others to the program
Camp Baker is part of The Baker Center for Children & Families, which strives to improve the quality of children’s mental health by translating research into programs and services that change lives. For more than 100 years, The Baker Center has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports the children’s healthy development at the policy, systems and practice levels. Our research, direct programs and services, training, and advocacy make The Baker Center a preeminent voice and active resource on issues of children’s mental health.
Camp Baker is modeled after the Summer Treatment Program, a nationally-recognized evidence-based program. The Summer Treatment Program began at The Baker Center in 2008. Over the past decade, the program has been adapted to better serve the diverse needs of children and families in the greater Boston area. Summer 2019 marked Camp Baker’s first season at Hale Education in Westwood and Dover.