Program for Summer
The Senior Program at Camp Atlantic is available for campers
eighteen and older. The program is designed to maximize the
social interaction within the group. Daily activities and
the experience of an interdependent living situation create
numerous opportunities for campers to enjoy living and socializing
arrive accustomed to varying levels of independence and will
be carefully monitored in any activity until the group leaders
are comfortable that the camper may participate in the activity
without supervision. Camp Atlantic is committed to providing
each camper with as independent a lifestyle as possible consistent
with ensuring the camper's safety. The campers live in beach
houses with other adult campers and eat all their meals as
a group. Two group leaders live in each house and create the
structure necessary for the house to operate smoothly through
leadership and reinforcement of positive behavior.
focus of the senior program is to provide positive, age appropriate
socialization experiences for the campers. The campers participate
in a full range of activities including trips to the boardwalk,
swims in the ocean and the pool, weekly parties, miniature
golf, sailing and kayaking, game nights and meals at restaurants.
Upon arrival, campers are asked to select household activities
that he or she would like to learn or improve. Each week campers
are working on their cooking skills, learning to do laundry
or accepting responsibility for maintaining the house. Whether
they are involved in one of the camp activities or performing
a household chore, group leaders are on hand to support them
in resolving the issues that arise in any group situation
and which can overwhelm our campers in conventional settings.
the most popular activities at Camp Atlantic is game night
when all the campers play cards or a board game. The conversation
and laughter on game night makes it clear that everyone is
engaged and very happy to be there.