Weekend Altitude

Via West Campus, Cupertino

Weekend Altitude programs take place during the school year and are designed to provide shorter-duration Altitude experiences for children with social cognitive challenges.  Weekend Altitude at Via is designed to create a warm atmosphere while providing our participants with unique programming that will encourage them to make connections with others.

During these weekends, participants have the opportunity to engage in fun outdoor, group, and recreational activities.

With the support and encouragement of our Altitude counselors, children with social challenges will have the opportunity to practice skills and positive lessons that they have learned at home, school, camp, therapy, or social skills groups – all within the context of fun games and activities.

Weekend Dates & Rates

ENROLLMENT PROCESS: In an effort to successfully facilitate social-skills, we have a detailed intake process for new participants, which enables us to create appropriate peer group.  To learn more about how we do this, and explore if Altitude at Via is a good fit for your child, please read more about our enrollment process here: Altitude intake process

 

Please read more about upcoming weekends below:

GO group (Girls Only)

Girls entering 6th through 12th grade (4:1 ratio)
October 2-4, 2015

Girls just want to have fun! Society has different expectations for girls than boys, regardless of whether they have social/cognitive challenges or are neurotypical. Girls have their own unique ways of interacting socially.

We want to address these unique social expectations to help girls feel like they fit in, feel empowered, self-advocate, and increase self-confidence. Groups will work on elaborate craft projects, hike through the mountain trails, and prepare their own culinary feast. These activity based group interactions will address self-confidence, self-advocacy, bullying, and provide the opportunity for girls to share their experiences and know they are not alone.

Details, such as check-in/check-out times, activities and sample schedule to follow by Sept. 1, 2015 

Leadership

Teens and Young Adults Ages 14-22 (4:1 ratio)
February 5-7, 2016

Building independent living skills (ILS) and the ability to manage successfully in community settings is important to families, and developing leadership skills is a valuable strategy in strengthening ILS. We’ll help participants discover and understand their own strengths and challenges so that they can assess what kinds of careers or educational settings will be most appropriate for them. Vocational options abound!

We will sample careers in many areas including — but not limited to — culinary, technology, and business. We’ll develop self-awareness and self-advocacy, interview skills, and conversational skills, which apply to different circumstances. To enroll in this program, you must also enroll in A Taste of Altitude Weekend in April.

Details, such as check-in/check-out times, activities and sample schedule to follow by Sept. 1, 2015

A Taste of Altitude

Kids and Teens Entering 3rd through 12th grade (3:1 ratio)
April 8-10, 2016

This is an opportunity for everyone! Day Participants can try out overnights with Altitude at Via, new and prospective participants can experience the “Altitude Attitude,” and, of course, returning participants will have a fun reunion. Activities will include a wide variety of sports, arena horseback riding, stimulating arts and crafts, and the creation of culinary masterpieces. Parents, siblings, and other important family members are welcome

Details, such as check-in/check-out times, activities and sample schedule to follow by Sept. 1, 2015

 

Don’t forget to check out our two-week, sleepaway summer option!