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Why Summer Camps Work For Children with ADHD

on 05/04/2017 - 03:49 pm

Thinking about sending your child to camp this summer? Consider these qualities that make camp a fun and useful journey for a child with ADHD.

After a long trip to camp from the airport, a young camper got out of the van, threw his head back, spread his arms, and said, “Ahh, I’m home.” John Willson, executive director for SOAR, which operates summer camps for children with ADHD in Balsam, North Carolina; Dubois, Wyoming; and internationally, likes to tell this story to drive home the fact that kids should feel excited about attending summer camp, as if it were a second home.
“You want camp to be like that for kids,” he says. “That’s what par ...