Camp STAR: Summer Treatment Program for ADHD & Related Disorders
An award-winning treatment program for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related difficulties.
Camp STAR is operated by Jewish Council for Youth Services and co-sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago. For ages entering grades 1-7.
If You Want More For Your Child… Camp STAR provides a fun summer day camp experience that integrates treatment and skill-building into everyday activities
The primary approach to treatment at Camp STAR is behavior management with a focus on positive reinforcement, effective commands, and immediate consequences.
Unique aspects of the program include:
• Group and tailored individual treatment plans implemented by trained paraprofessionals
under the supervision of experienced senior staff members and a licensed clinical psychologist.
• Groups consisting of 12 to 15 similar-age children with a 3:1 child to staff ratio.
• Daily camp-home communication about progress on individualized treatment goals.
• Weekly evening Parent Group led by clinical staff to help parents and caregivers learn effective techniques and strategies to improve behavior, increase compliance, and foster a positive parent-child relationship.
• Evaluation of medication efficacy in partnership with your child’s doctor (available by request).
Evidence Based Treatment
Camp STAR adheres to the evidence-based therapeutic Summer Treatment Program (STP)
model developed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., a leading psychologist in the field of ADHD research.
This model program delivers treatment tailored to children’s individual behavioral and learning needs.
Camp STAR is the only treatment program of this type in Illinois, and one of only twelve such programs across the world.
What’s In a Camp STAR Day? Having Fun and Learning New Skills!
Swimming, sports, art, field trips and more… Throughout all of our daily activities we provide training in social skills and emotional regulation strategies. This gives children an opportunity to practice these new skills in real situations, similar to ones they may encounter at home or school!