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Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California
Los Alamitos, CA

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Phone: (714) 490-3428
Fax: (562) 493-1684

5212 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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CAMPER AGES: 6 to 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Summer Day Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm; Business Hours: 9am - 5pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California provides summer day camp, after school programs and psychological treatment designed for kids with special needs.

Quest is a unique, evidence-based program that combines recreational activities, behavioral milieu and group psychotherapy. We welcome kids, ages 6 to 18, with mild to moderate social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.

Call us today to determine if Quest is right for your child, and what their individualized goals will be!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Quest specializes in children's special needs including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), high functioning Autism, Asperger's Disorder, adjustment disorders, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, mild to moderate social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues, etc.

Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, and more. Arts & Crafts, Beach Days, Bowling, Field Trips, Nature Discovery, Drama, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Soccer, Zip Line, Boomer’s, Discovery Learning Center, Theme Weeks, Video Game Making, Future Week, Fictional Characters Week, Movie Making Week, Adventure Week, Residential Week, 4-day/3-night San Juan Capistrano-trip!

TOP CALIFORNIA SUMMER CAMP: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is a Top Summer Camp located in Los Alamitos California offering many fun and enriching camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: Our 2017 Summer Camp will be located at the Central Library in Huntington Beach, CA. We run a lot of our programming in the park, at the sports arena, and at ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing Gym!

CAMP FACILITIES: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is a day camp that builds camp programming in at the park and we have field trips in the community to the beach and other local Southern California attractions.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is accredited by the American Camp Association, and offers 7 weeks of summer day camps in Huntington Beach for children with mild to moderate difficulties behaviorally, emotionally or socially.

Children who participate in Quest programming often have diagnoses of ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's Disorder, depression, learning disabilities and/or social problems.

Quest Camps provide:

1) Individualized behavior plans;
2) Group therapy four times per week;
3) Occupational therapy services to assist children in building their skills in self-regulation, sensory processing, motor skill development and bilateral coordination;
4) A 6 to 1 camper to staff ratio;
5) Parent meetings with home therapeutic goal development;
6) Consistent positive interventions;
7) Engaging fun activities for campers such as rock climbing, soccer, arts and crafts, and field trips such as high-ropes courses, trips to Knott's Berry Farm, The Discovery Science Center, The Ocean Institute, and beach days.

Quest utilizes a comprehensive therapeutic system that provides a treatment plan individualized for each child. By observing the child in camp activities throughout the day, our staff is able to see how problems present themselves.

Jodie Knott, Ph.D., camp director and licensed clinical psychologist, coordinates the Quest treatment program. She has created and facilitated therapeutic, experiential learning interventions for children for over 12 years and specializes in the assessment and treatment of attention and learning disorders, in addition to mood disorders.

Quest staff is trained to provide positive intervention to teach new, constructive behaviors. Counselors provide verbal support for accomplishments and directions for areas of improvement. By developing an open and nurturing environment where children feel accepted and respected, campers make positive changes because they feel safe to try new behaviors.

We are very proud at Quest to now have evidence-based research that supports what parents and professionals have seen for over twenty years! During the summer of 2008, 155 families participated in an independent research study by Lisa Greenberg to measure the effectiveness of Quest's therapeutic program. The results demonstrated treatment benefits rarely seen in psychological programs. Quest was found to provide effective individualized treatment for children 6-18 years old with mild to moderate behavioral, emotional and/or social problems.

Significant reductions in hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression and inattention were found, along with improvements in peer relations, family relations, athletic competency, behavioral control and self-esteem. Behavioral problems were found to decrease not only at camp, but also at home, school and everyday life.

Children who come to Quest struggling to make friends, handling frustration and conquering their fears, leave with increased self-esteem and improved peer and family relationships. Their fears and frustrations are reduced and behavioral problems become less influential in their lives.

In addition, Quest parents have consistently rated Quest highly. Specifically, rating very high satisfaction with the overall summer program, quality of staff, individualized goals and behavior ratings, campers' enjoyment, and the ability to keep their child's interest.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For information about Quest's Summer Program and School Year Program discounts, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link:!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Quest’s After School Program consists of three 10-week sessions each school year. Children and adolescents attend the after school program once a week for two hours (from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) and are grouped based on age and ability.

The Afterschool Program employs the Quest System, and includes an activity hour to work with the campers in a naturalistic environment and an hour of small-group therapy to focus on individual goals and group dynamics. Campers participate in a field trip once every ten-week session.

Quest Professional Staff and Counselors host evening parent group meetings every five weeks and parents receive both written and verbal feedback about their child’s progress at camp.

To view the Quest Calendar, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link:!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: or call (714) 490-3428 to see if Quest Therapeutic Camps is the right program for your child.

Quest's Summer Camp 2017 will be from June 26 to August 10, 2017. We offer 3 to 7 week sessions. For more information about sessions, pricing and insurance, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link:!

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