Nationally acclaimed, our Summer Treatment Program is an eight-week comprehensive summer camp program for children ages 6-12 with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges.
The ADHD summer camp program also encourages parent involvement with weekly parent training sessions to develop the skills needed to change their child's behavior at home and assist in their progress and success.
2024 Program Dates: June 10 - August 2
While each child and their family has unique needs, our program was designed to help everyone improve:
- Problem-solving and skills to improve peer relationships
- Learning skills and academic performance
- Ability to follow instructions, complete tasks assigned and comply with requests
- Improve self-esteem by developing competencies necessary for daily life
- Skills and tools needed for parents to develop, reinforce and maintain positive changes
Our program consists of behavior therapy using a point system throughout the whole day, required parent training once a week, two hours a day of academic instruction, and various sports including softball, soccer and basketball.
The vast majority of parents who have been through our program feel their entire family benefitted, would send their child again or would recommend the program to other parents.
Parents of children with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges are encouraged to apply. 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.
Cost of the Program
Thanks to the generous support of The Children’s Trust, we are able to offer most families scholarships, with amounts varying based on household income and as verified by tax return information.
The Summer Treatment Program will be held at Paul W. Bell Middle School located at 11800 NW 2nd St, Miami, Florida, 33182. Please do not contact the school with questions regarding the camp.
Supervision and oversight are carried out by staff with over 20 years of experience conducting effective treatment programs for children with ADHD. While in the classroom, children are supervised by a teacher and a developmental aide, including highly trained, undergraduate paraprofessional therapists - students pursuing advanced degrees in psychology and educational specialists.
Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of the program are supervised by doctoral level psychologists. Medical aspects of the program are supervised by developmental pediatricians and/or child psychiatrists and nurses.
Parents: How to Apply to the Summer Treatment Program
If you are interested in learning more about the Summer Treatment Program or would like to begin the application process for STP 2024, please call our main office line at 305-348-0477 and ask for the Summer Treatment Program.
Enrollment is limited, and parents are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Work for the Summer Treatment Program
We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 summer program.
Summer positions are available for Counselors, Research Assistants, Teachers, and Classroom Aides. By participating in the STP, students will learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders; gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school; help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills; and network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students.
Position Announcements: Please see the position announcements linked below for specific responsibilities, salary, hours, and dates.
Location: Miami, FL
Location: Buffalo, NY
Program Description: More information about the Summer Treatment Program and staff responsibilities are included in the document below.
Program Application Instructions
Interested applications should complete an on-line application form to begin the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a current resume, a current unofficial transcript/grade report, and to supply names and contact information for three recommenders.
LINK TO APPLICATION FORM: https://redcap.fiu.edu/surveys/?s=NMA88FJ7A77KTE7H
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Founded in 1980 by Dr. William E. Pelham Jr., the STP model has been replicated across the country and in Japan. These programs follow our training:
- ADHD Summer Treatment Program at Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, TN
- Achievement Center, Erie PA
- Alternative Community Resource Program, Johnstown, PA
- APEX Summer Camp, Seattle, WA
- Camp Takoda, Salt Lake City, UT
- Child Mind Institute Summer Program, NY
- Children’s Mercy Summer Treatment Program, Kansas City, MO
- Cincinnati Children’s Summer Treatment Program, Cincinnati, OH
- Cleveland Clinic Children’s ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment (ACET), Cleveland, OH
- Community Guidance Center, Indiana, PA
- Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume-city, Fukuoka, Japan (Contact: Yushiro Yamashita, MD Phone: 81-942-317565)
- North Carolina Summer Program for Kids, Greensboro, NC
- NYU Child Study Center, New York NY
- Camp Baker at Judge Baker Children’s Center; Boston, MA
- Summer Treatment Program at Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine
- Summer Treatment Program at the Summit Center, Buffalo, NY