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The 2020 Brave Bunch Summer Treatment Program is full.

The Brave Bunch Summer Treatment Program, the only selective mutism program in the Southeast region of the United States, is a weeklong intensive group program for children ages 4-10 who have been diagnosed with selective mutism or who have difficulty speaking in social situations at school, in public, with unfamiliar people or in other contexts.

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder in which a child who is talkative at home is unable to speak in other social settings, such as school.

The camp simulates a classroom environment and provides guided opportunities for children to:

  • Interact with new children and adults
  • Participate in classroom-like activities such as morning meetings, circle time, show and tell, group creative projects
  • Engage in field trips such as to the library or the park
  • Play socializing games that promote verbal participation (“brave talking”) and spontaneous speaking

Read about us in The New York Times or view the Brave Bunch flyer for more information.

Enrollment

Enrollment is limited and participants are selected through an evaluation conducted by staff. Referrals can be made by school personnel, mental health professionals, physicians or parents.

Costs associated with the camp are based on a sliding scale. During the application and screening process, each parent has an opportunity to meet with a representative who can answer questions concerning financial aspects of the camp.

In addition to the summer camp session, individual services are offered throughout the year. For more information, contact the MINT Anxiety Program at themintprogram@gmail.com or 305-348-7836.