Our upcoming Spring Ranch Adventure & Respite weekend is right around the corner!

2018/ 2019 Respite and Adventure Weekends

  • Respite and Adventure           Fall 2018             Sept 28th – Sept 30th        $450
  • Winter Ranch Adventure       Winter 2019       Feb 16th – Feb 19th          $650
  • Adventure and Respite           Spring 2019

Click here for 2018 Camper Application!

Click here to see our most recent Adventure & Respite video!

Aerie Experiences offers two and three night respite camp weekends tailored for children and teens.  Participants will spend their nights in a camp or wilderness setting participating in prescriptive, traditional camp and back country activities.  Participants will have the opportunity to complete our ropes course, play group games, fish, learn basic camp craft and make new friends.

 

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Our strength-based program is designed and sequenced to be fun, build confidence and competence through challenge, accomplishment and expression.  The program is intended to foster and develop friendship and social skills through encouragement and practice of effective communication, listening skills, group play, self advocacy, problem solving, and other life skills.  These are taught through the utilization of metaphor that mirror situations encountered by participants in their daily life in a safe, fun, unique and structured setting.  Course activities are used as a vehicle to increase confidence and competence, ultimately, increasing the child’s ability to participate more comfortably and successfully in social settings.

Ideal candidates for this program include teenagers navigating social or personal difficulties stemming from:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Aspergers
  • High Functioning Autism
  • Poor Self Concept
  • Developmental Delays
  • Underdeveloped/ Weakened Identity
  • Disruption of Home (death, divorce)
  • Social Awkwardness & Anxiety

The programs is designed to be fun, exciting, challenging, and to inspire enduring friendships and recreational pursuits. Program activities include:

  • High ropes
  • Low ropes course
  • Adventure based counseling activities
  • Expressive arts
  • Fishing
  • Camp fire and cooking
  • Basic camp craft
  • Storytelling
  • Paddling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Primitive Skills

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Please email Matthew Weneta if you would like to receive program schedules and other program announcements via email. You can also friend us on Facebook for updates.