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Join creative skill builders summer camp! The 4-day skill builders camp will combine art therapy techniques, mindfulness based strategies, yoga, nature-based experiences and therapeutic games. Daily camp experiences will foster self-awareness, increase self-expression, create opportunities to expand social skills, increase body awareness, explore positive and negative feelings, as well as develop coping strategies. This is a therapeutic educational camp program designed to enhance emotional literacy skills, while building resilience to manage the waves of positive and negative feelings that arise in our day-to-day experiences.

Outcomes of participating in this group include an increased sense of confidence in expressing oneself, practice with perspective taking, and skill building through creativity and mindfulness. This fun and interactive camp will provide explicit opportunities to practice healthy social skill development through a variety of modalities: play, art, team-building activities, role-playing, yoga and movement activities.

During the camp participants will work to create their own skill builder tool bag to bring home at the conclusion of camp. The skills tool bag will provide participants with a tangible reminder of their time at CSB camp. The camp will be structured to include a combination of creative arts experiences, a variety of mindfulness practices, yoga, nature-based experiences, and cooperative games. All art/yoga/mindfulness materials are included with the camp. 


Who: Kids entering First - Fifth grades
When: 
August 19th- 22nd from 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: 
Buck Meadow 32 Rt 101A Amherst, NH 03031
Fee: 
 $325R, $355NR
Max: 
20


Meet your instructors!
Holly Majkut is a trained as a mental health counselor and art therapist. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling and art therapy and is credentialed with the art therapy board. She currently provides therapeutic services/art therapy to children and families through Mountain Heart Wellness located in Amherst NH and collaborates with the Amherst NH Recreation department to provide various programs. She has been working as an art therapist and mental health counselor with children and families over the past
20 years. Holly values the use of the arts as a therapeutic tool to support children's emotional growth and development while promoting individual expression and social experiences through the fun of creativity!

Traci Cote is a trained school psychologist (MS/CAGS) who has worked in the NH public school system for over a decade and the founder of Mountain Heart Wellness & Educational Consulting. She is a yoga teacher, mindfulness educator, wellness coach, and certified MBST instructor. Traci is passionate about elevating young people’s emotional literacy through mindfulness-based exercises.

Both Holly and Traci have enjoyed partnering with Amherst Recreation in a variety of ways including the Girls Empowerment Summer Camp and the Afterschool Art Studio Class at Wilkins Elementary. They are so excited to collaborate again with Amherst Recreation to provide these essential skills to the community and help young people to succeed!

What to bring:
Campers will need to pack snack, lunch, water bottle, sunblock and a towel. Camp runs Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm.
**Some camp activities will also include a theme of “back to school” to assist many campers to prepare for this transition at the end of the summer.

Sample Day:
  • Outdoor cooperative game and or yoga
  • Creative arts experiential
  • Snack break/therapeutic story time
  • Outside nature time/lunch
  • Mindfulness based activities
  • Social skills art time/skill builder tool bag creating

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Creative Skill Builders Summer Camp 
N/A 1 - 5 MTuWTh  08/19/2024 - 08/22/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Buck Meadow - Buck Meadow- Building
$325.00 R, $355.00 NR
16 seat(s) available
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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