SF East Bay, California
Charlotte Wood Middle School
600 El Capitan Dr.
Danville, CA 94526
Summer 2017: 6/12 - 7/28
2017 Quest Therapeutic Camps Summer Fees
- 3 Weeks.......$2250.00
- 4 Weeks.......$2950.00
- 5 Weeks.......$3625.00
- 6 Weeks.......$4275.00
- 7 Weeks.......$4925.00
- New Camper Screening Fee: $140
- Daily Transportation from Rockridge and Dublin BART stations $125/week
- Provided by Kidskab.com, a fully insured, transportation services for children.
*Medical insurance/ABA coverage/Regional Center may cover Quest
Download Summer Camp calendar in the Resource section down below.
Quest Therapeutic Day Camp Summer program:
For over 25 years, Quest has provided an innovative, evidence-based treatment program for children and adolescents with mild to moderate emotional and social problems. Based on individualized treatment goals, campers learn to better understand their emotions and social interactions. Campers receive positive verbal comments and points from their assigned counselor each hour. This encourages our campers to try harder, take more risks and learn from failures. The points are awarded for effort and encourage campers to learn. Each week, the campers use points from camp and those given by parents at the Quest Store.
Each morning, campers participate in outdoor activities that include sports that competition is minimize and enjoyment is emphasized, tag, hiking and playing together. The trained counselor staff then observes how each interacts and provides Quest-developed interventions to increase awareness and improve behavior. Each morning also includes an hour group therapy session, integrating therapeutic exercises, discussion and feedback for better understanding of each camper’s goals.
After lunch sent from home, campers will either board a bus to travel to the City of San Ramon Aquatic Center for free swim or sign up for “Quests” that include animation, robotics, science, art, drama, journalism and construction. These two-hour activities blend ages and genders for all campers to enjoy. Camp ends with the Camper of the Day ceremony to identify the camper from each group who has made the greatest effort for that day.
Fridays are “Fabulous Fridays” at Quest. On three of them, the entire camp leaves by school bus, in the morning and heads to the San Jose Tech Museum, Six Flags and Lake Del Valle. The other Fridays are fun, all camp activities such as carnivals and group challenges. Pizza is served and after the Spirit Stick, honoring the group with the most enthusiasm, and Camper of the Week ceremony, campers attend the Quest Store to purchase their toys and gift cards.
Quest 2017 staff includes five therapists including Bob Field, Ph.D.,director; Erin Meyer, LMFT , assistant director; Emma Coffey, Certified School Psychologist, Stacey Hill, LMFT and Lauren Waitrovich, LMFT. Few programs have the team of professionals leading a therapeutic day program. Our counselors include some licensed professionals, those working on internship hours, enrolled in Master’s degree programs and college undergraduates. Staff to camper ratio is 5 to 1.
New campers must be screened prior to attending. Quest’s campers are of average intelligence, have mild to moderate emotional problems such as ADHD, anxiety, high functioning Autism, poor self esteem and social difficulties. A diagnosis is not necessary to attend Quest.
Physically aggressive children are not appropriate for the Quest program nor are children with more severe emotional, social or developmental issues.
Danville (Vista Grande)
600 El Capitan Dr, Danville CA. 94526
9/1/2016 - 11/10/2016
Oakland (Temescal Beach Park)
6500 Broadway Oakland, Ca. 94618
9/12/2016 - 11/28/2016
Danville: 12/1/2016 - 2/23/2017
Oakland: 12/5/2016 - 2/27/2017
Danville: 3/2/2017 - 5/11/2017
Oakland: 3/6/2016 - 5/15/2017
- Single Session: $900.00
- Two Sessions: $1,700.00
- Three Sessions: $2,400.00
Effective as an independent group therapy program, the Afterschool program also offers an opportunity for summer campers to continue progress throughout the school year. Quest meets once a week for three 10-week sessions in Alamo (Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm), Oakland (Tuesdays 4-6pm) and Menlo Park (Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm). With the strains of homework and other activities, Quest provides a time for children to learn the critical skills associated with emotional and social intelligence.
Using the Quest summer model, the program provides an activity hour to work with the children within a naturalistic environment and an hour of group therapy to focus on individual goals, social and emotional skill development and group dynamics. Since the program is only two hours a week, campers earn more points each hour to be sufficient to buy toys at Store or participate in a fieldtrip once every five weeks.
Children are grouped by age ad ability. The Afterschool program provides the opportunity to have a therapist involved with the group for the entire time. This adds a more intensive treatment for the shorter day. Parents provide points for daily goals at home that are combined with camp points and Contract goal points for their reward. Evening parent group meetings occur every five weeks with therapists. Parents receive both written and verbal feedback about their child and effective techniques.
Dr. Field provides clinical direction of the program.