Summer Program: June 30 - August 10, 2013
Ages 10 - 15 Summer Program
Fasten your seat belts; it's time to kick into full gear with Maplebrook's Summer Program! The adventure comes to life with ropes courses, canoeing, rock wall climbing and much more! Students explore the great outdoors through biking, hiking camping trips and various sporting events. For those who are creative, they can be artistic or musical with such activities as ceramics, pottery, painting, theater arts and the History of Rock & Roll! Maplebrook's Summer Program offers 6 FUN-PACKED weeks that combine hands-on learning, exciting activities and experiencing new things.
Evenings and weekends are chock full of exciting activities where students learn survival skills, American Folklore, storytelling, ghost hunting and many more things to excite the senses. Popular camping trips offer new adventures at places such as the Baseball and Soccer Halls of Fame and the Bronx Zoo. The fun doesn't stop there. Day trips to Six Flags, the Alpine Slide, go-karting, miniature golf and various excursions to New York City offer fun shorter excursions.
Maplebrook's Summer Program offers an exciting summer experience for students with learning differences. Small group instruction and tutorials help maintain reading, writing and math skills to round out a complete summer. Students are encouraged to participate at their level of comfort. Its about building self-esteem in a nurturing, family-like environment while having the time of their lives!
Prepare for the ultimate summer experience!
Vocational & Independent Living Summer Program
Looking for a unique way for your young adult to spend the summer? For students aged 16 and older who find themselves bored and/or unable to find summer work, we have the program for you! Maplebrook's Summer Program allows older students to learn and earn by providing career counseling accompanied by experiential work internships. With guidance, students not only discover emerging career interests, but gain that valuable workplace experience they may be unable to obtain at home. With weekly wages, students become confident and experienced in planning for activities and budgeting their own money.
Students are housed on the campus of the Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Studies (C.A.P.S.) where they engage in job sampling, and practice critical independent living skills such as time management, meal preparation and social skills that are necessary to be a successful, happy adult.
It's not all about the work. Evenings and weekends offer exciting activities and recreation, such as local baseball games, concerts in the park, bowling, and day trips to New York City where students learn to use public transportation via train. This portion of the program is designed to encourage students to participate in structured activities where they learn new skills, develop their social interactions, increase self-esteem, gain new experiences, and develop awareness of leisure resources.
Growing up is hard to do, but the vocational and independent living program can allow your young adult to experience something rewarding!
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Maplebrook School is located approximately 90 miles northeast of New York City. There are several convenient airports within 1 1/2 hours drive including JFK, LaGuardia, Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT. In addition, the Metro-North train station is 3 miles from the campus.