Leadership Camps

adk-1280In addition to the Summer Immersion Experience, Transitions also offers weeklong camps for young adults interested in exploring certain aspects of independent living more in-depth. 

At these camps, students will not only receive instruction in skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives, they will also experience all the fun the Adirondacks can offer, with outdoor excursions and arts enrichment classes alike!

Students can attend camps just for the day or they can stay overnight in Transitions apartments. 
 
For more information, call us at (518) 775-5384. 

Leadership and Advocacy | June 11-15

This exciting camp will support each camper in gaining skills and confidence to advocate for the accommodations they may need in college, the workplace and the community. Campers will explore their personal situation and what they need to move forward successfully and lead a fulfilling life. They will learn to make choices and decisions that ensure the quality life they are looking for. The camp includes fun and informative classes in social skills, living independently and communication. There are practical experiences that coincide with each class to ensure skill development. Camp also includes fun recreational activities, art, music, theater and more, with highly trained and interactive Instructors.

My Independent Life | June 18-22

This camp will help you build independence, become self-reliant and learn about living on your own. There are no age limits – you must only be motivated to learn. The camp includes classes on social skills, independent living, safety, communication, budgeting, accessing community supports and more. There will be hands-on activities, practical skill development and fun art, theater, dance and yoga classes.

Career Camp | June 25-29

Come to this camp to learn about the start-to-finish process of finding gainful employment. Sessions will cover important job skills, work ethics, what a supervisor is looking for in an employee, how to stand out in an interview and on the job, building better resumes and cover letters, career searching and completing an internship followed by a full assessment. Because life can’t only be about work, there will also be fun activities in art, photography and more.

Innovations | July 16-20

At this camp, students will be presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation. Transitions instructors will help students build confidence, dream big and create to the fullest extent of their ambition.

STEM Camp | July 23-27

At this camp, students will explore the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) through fun projects and creative problem solving! In a world where demand is constantly increasing for experts in robotics, engineering and design, job candidates who are able to think critically and tackle challenges with a scientific mindset will stand out to employers. Transitions STEM Camp will get campers started on a lifetime of discovery in these fields!

Odyssey of the Mind | August 6-10

Odyssey of the Mind Camp will exercise students’ creative thinking and problem solving skills through fun projects and exercises. Coaches for OM will work alongside the Transitions instructors to teach students how to think divergently to solve problems, work cohesively as a team and tackle challenges in an efficient way. The skills students develop in this camp will benefit them in countless situations for the rest of their life.

Organize My Life | August 13-17

This camp will teach students a mix of organizational and executive functioning skills, strategies and techniques to help them succeed at school, in the workplace and in every aspect of independent living. By applying the skills learned at this camp, students can become more independent and self-reliant than they would have ever imagined.

Adirondack Adventure Camp | August 20-24

This exciting camp will challenge you emotionally, academically and spiritually through
adventures in the beautiful Adirondack mountains. Come broaden your horizons with rope climbing, mountain climbing, kayaking, hiking, concerts, campfires and much more!

Succeed Socially | August 27-30

This camp is dedicated to helping campers become comfortable and fluent in any social situation. Do you feel uneasy in different social situations? Do you not know what to say or how to build lasting relationships? Do you want to build your “friends base” with like-minded people? Our certified instructors will help you meet all those goals and more through the PEERS® curriculum, community activities and events that reinforce the skills learned and help you feel confident in all social situations. The camp will also teach acceptance, tolerance, safety when meeting and building relationships, and appropriate interpersonal skills. Interspersed with social education will be fun recreation activities such as painting, sculpting, culinary classes, theater and yoga.

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