June 26 – August 18, 2017
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elks Pond, Torrington
Rising Star Camp is a therapeutic day camp especially designed to promote self-esteem, conflict resolution skills, positive interactions and success in its participants. Rising Star Camp is a unique program that accommodates children who may not have had the opportunity to attend day camp. This program is also designed to support children who have struggled with the traditional day camp experience.
Some of the supports that are built into our program to ensure the success of every camper are:
A 1:6 staff to child ratio
Crisis Intervention Counselor for children who need individual attention throughout the day.
Goal setting, between the camper and their counselor, at the beginning of each day emphasizes the importance of making positive behavioral changes. A period of time is provided at the end of the day where the counselor and camper discuss the progress that was made towards their goal.
The camp program uses a reward system in which camp participants earn stickers with good choices/positive participation in camp activities; participants who have earned at least 20 stickers throughout the week are able to attend the weekly field trip on Friday. If additional stickers are earned, children may spend them at the weekly “Sticker Store” which is held on Thursday afternoons.
Rising Star Camp is open to youth ages 6 to 14 years old.