Building Behaviors Day Treatment Camp

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual day treatment camp this summer for youth (ages 6-14) with pervasive developmental disorders (high functioning autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS) and disruptive behavior disorders.  Kids will be exposed to educational classes that teach positive mental, physical, social, behavioral, and spiritual health through sports, art activities, music, relationship building, and more. 

What makes this day camp different? 

  • Before camp starts, your child will have the opportunity to meet the staff and will be able to visit our office (if needed) to feel comfortable about the camp.  In advanced, parents will receive a detailed schedule of our activities for the week so that your child can be prepared for each day.  We ask for your help by providing us with your child’s most up-to-date evaluation (e.g., MFE or other comprehensive psychological evaluation) and school IEP.
  • The entire camp will be provided within a behavioral program.  Your child will be working with a camp counselor who is trained in behavioral interventions.  Each child will have a behavior plan that will reinforce the skills taught at the camp.  Staff will reward your child frequently and consistently either in a small group setting or one-on-one. 
  • This camp is unique in that parents are asked to participate from 3:30-4:00 daily, if possible.  At the end of the week (Friday 1-3:30pm), parents will be exposed to IHM Child Center's Intensive Behavioral Interventions Workshop (a $125 value!) and other valuable educational tools to use with their child.


What types of skills will be taught?

MONDAY: Behavioral Health

Your child's behavior plan will be created and used throughout the week. Skills taught include following camp rules and directions.

TUESDAY:  Mental Health

Skills taught include stress and anger management.

WEDNESDAY:  Social Health

Skills taught include making eye contact, use of appropriate voice tone and volume,
initiating and ending conversations, interpreting body language, and understanding idioms and metaphors.

THURSDAY:  Physical Health

Skills taught include self-help, healthy eating, and exercise.

FRIDAY:  Spiritual Health

This program is Christian-based and on the last day we will expose your child to an age-appropriate, fun way
to talk about God.  This day is optional, although encouraged!


Dates:  Typically first week in August, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location:  14538 Grapeland Ave, Cleveland OH 44111
Prices range from $275 to $550 for the week.
Sliding scale available.  Call to inquire about possible scholarships.