Altitude Fall/Winter/Spring

Altitude

Altitude provides year-round camping experiences for boys and girls ages 9-18 and young adults ages 18-30 with social cognitive challenges including: verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s, and high functioning autism. We build social skills, independence, and self-confidence to prepare our participants for the transition to young adulthood, future relationships, and the rest of their lives.

Altitude Overview

Altitude provides year-round camping experiences for boys and girls with social cognitive challenges such as:

  • High-functioning autism
  • Asperger’s
  • ADHD
  • Nonverbal learning disability

At Altitude we:

  • Provide opportunities to develop social skills
  • Foster independence
  • Promote self-confidence
  • Prepare our participants for the transition to high school, young adulthood, future relationships, and the rest of their lives

Children with social cognitive challenges may:

  • Have difficulty making friends
  • Feel left-out or excluded
  • “Monologue” on preferred topics
  • Struggle with reciprocal conversation
  • Struggle initiation conversation with peers
  • Prefer to talk to adults
  • Have low self-esteem
  • Appear socially awkward

At Altitude, we understand that your child may spend a good portion of the academic year worrying about making friends or feeling left-out or excluded. As a parent, you may worry about your child’s self-esteem and their ability to make friends. Altitude provides a community where your child can feel like they fit in while being relaxed and confident about who they are.

Many of our parents come to our website looking for unique Asperger’s programs, autism weekends, and social skills groups. They often report that their child cannot make friends and is bullied or picked on in their school setting. This is one of the many reasons we are so happy to be able to offer recreational programs where kids can fit in and just be themselves. Many of our participants leave a weekend camp reporting that they finally feel like they “fit in” and that they have found a place just for them. We hope your child can have a similar experience at Altitude.

Our weekend camps are designed to provide shorter-duration Altitude experiences that allow new participants to ease into the programs while returning participants are able to stay connected with the community. Participants are encouraged to connect with others through unique programming that focuses on fun, outdoor, group, and recreational activities. For detailed descriptions and themes for each session, please click here for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring registration brochure.

Covid-19 Policies and Protocols

Effective July 27, 2021:

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS

Due to the recent significant rise in covid-19 cases, with the majority of people diagnosed being those who are not fully vaccinated*, ALL STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS are required to be fully vaccinated before the start of a session for the foreseeable future. Please provide a copy of your covid-19 vaccine card when you submit your paperwork. If you are not currently fully vaccinated*, but you are planning to become vaccinated prior to your session, please let us know.

*Please note that fully vaccinated means two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine OR two weeks have passed after receiving the Johnson & Johnson/Jensen vaccine.

We recognize that currently, participants under the age of 12 are not eligible to receive any of  the covid-19 vaccines. Safety is our top priority, and we regret that we will not be able to serve this particular age group at this time. We are hopeful that we will be able to change this policy in the future if there is a lower risk of infection in our area.

If you have registered for a session, but you are not planning or able to receive the vaccine before the start date, please contact Kim Nguyen at [email protected] or 408-243-7861, ext. 214, and we will issue a full refund of your registration deposit and any fees already paid.

Covid-19 Protocols

  • All participants and staff working with or around program are required to be fully vaccinated.
  • Screening (temperature checks and self-assessment) is required upon check-in for all participants and staff.
  • Lodges will have smaller groups.
  • There will be decreased interactions between participants and staff of different lodge groups (cohorts).
  • Cleaning and sanitizing areas in between uses will be increased.
  • Any activities that can be performed outdoors will be moved to outside.
  • Masks will be required during all indoor activities, excluding sleeping, showering/bathing, and during eating.
  • The availability of hand sanitizer will be increased and more frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
  • Any participants or staff who show signs or symptoms of covid-19 will be immediately quarantined and required to be picked up from campus.

Traditional Day & Weekend Programs

Our traditional day and weekend programs are for participants who can function in a 3:1 ratio, have conversational
language skills, are not currently struggling with any significant behavioral challenges, and are typically in a main stream
classroom setting. Activities will be themed to each weekend and will include culinary arts — including farm to table
education, hiking, music, sports and physical fitness, dramatic arts, creative arts, and more. For detailed themes and descriptions for each session, please click here for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring Registration Brochure.

The Program

  • Kids and teens sessions for ages 9-18, young adults sessions for ages 18-30
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday and check-out is from 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday
  • Day program is available Saturday only from 9:00am-8:00pm, with check-in from 9:00-11:00am

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $575 Full Weekend
  • $250/day Saturday Only Day Option
  • We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

Please note that you must have a pre-approval code in order to register online. If you are not a return Altitude client or you need an assessment in order to receive the registration code, please click the Inquire button below.

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Travel Camps

Travel camps give participants the chance to spend time exploring their own local community and beyond by experiencing
overnight trips in a safe, nurturing environment. For detailed themes and descriptions for each session, please click here for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring Registration Brochure.

The Program

  • Kids and teens sessions for ages 9-18, young adults sessions for ages 18-30
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 7:00-8:00am on the first day and check-out is from 5:00-6:00pm on the last day

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $1,195 3-day travel camp
  • $1,395 4-day travel camp
  • We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

Please note that you must have a pre-approval code in order to register online. If you are not a return Altitude client or you need an assessment in order to receive the registration code, please click the Inquire button below.

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Adventures in Life Planning Camps

Adventures in Life Planning programs are for Altitude participants, ages 18–30, who are ready to learn valuable organizational and mentorship skills. Participants will practice social skill nuances, build executive functioning independence, train in career readiness skills, and assist with camp programming, including Altitude’s unique economy. Participants must be approved in order to enroll. Adventures in Life Planning sessions run concurrently with Altitude sessions. For detailed themes and descriptions for each session, please click here for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring Registration Brochure.

 

The Program

  • Young adults ages 18-30
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is from 5:00-6:00pm on Friday and check-out is from 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $575 Full Weekend
  • We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

Please note that you must have a pre-approval code in order to register online. If you are not a return Altitude client or you need an assessment in order to receive the registration code, please click the Inquire button below.

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Social Saturdays and Sundays

Social Saturdays and Sundays is a shorter program offered on weekends that is based on our Altitude community integration outings. The program will consist of 2-4 social outings each month. For detailed themes and descriptions for each session, please click here for the 2021-2022 Fall, Winter, and Spring Registration Brochure.

 

The Program

  • Kids and teens sessions for ages 9-18, young adults sessions for ages 18-30
  • Staffing ratios provided for 3:1
  • Check-in is at 11:00am and check-out is at 3:00pm

Pricing & Enrollment

  • $160 Social Saturday or Social Sunday
  • We have a scholarship fund available for anyone who needs assistance with partial or full payment of the fee. Please click here to request a scholarship.
  • Click below to inquire online or call 408-243-7861, ext. 218 to inquire over the phone

Please note that you must have a pre-approval code in order to register online. If you are not a return Altitude client or you need an assessment in order to receive the registration code, please click the Inquire button below.

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