Over the years, Altitude has become well known on the West Coast for it’s warm, welcoming and fun family weekend programs that take place in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains in California.
Weekend Altitude programs take place during the school year and are designed to provide shorter-duration Altitude experiences for children with social cognitive challenges, their siblings, and parents.
Weekend Altitude is designed to create a family atmosphere while providing everyone in the family with unique programming that will encourage them to make connections with others.
During these weekends, children, teenagers, and adults all have the opportunity to participate in fun outdoor, group, and recreational activities. While some of our activities include the whole family, at other times we divide into tracks to make sure that participants are getting the most out of their weekend.
- 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.
- Siblings will have a chance to play games, do crafts, and socialize in groups with other siblings who share their experience.
- Parent programs are designed to support and empower parents in the work that they are doing to help support their children. Group sessions are led by our professional staff and guest speakers. In addition, parents help each other to problem solve around challenging issues, provide support and encouragement to each other, and make connections that have the potential to endure long after the weekend concludes.
Your child does not need to be a Camp Altitude camper for your family to take part in Weekend Altitude programs.