SF East Bay, California

COVID-19 UPDATE: Quest, as an essential service, will be operating a physical camp at the Danville Women's Club. Due to the nature of the pandemic, we have developed new procedures to assure the safety of campers and staff. Camp will be operated as recommended by the State and County Health orders.  Registration is at www.questcamps.com.

Summer 2021: 6/14- 7/30

Public Health has developed guidelines for summer camps. Children must join at the same time and no new campers can attend until 7/5. If someone attends for 3 weeks, s/he can return for additional sessions starting 7/5

Session 1: Starts 6/14 for 3-7 week, add additional weeks including 7/5 and beyond

Session 2: Starts 7/5 for 3-4 weeks

2021 Quest Therapeutic Camps Summer Fees

  • 3 Weeks.......$2475.00
  • 4 Weeks.......$3300.00
  • 5 Weeks.......$3900.00
  • 6 Weeks.......$4550.00
  • 7 Weeks.......$5200.00
  • New Camper Screening Fee: $150

*Medical insurance/ABA coverage/Regional Center may cover Quest

*Van service to and from Rockridge and Dublin BART stations (at additional cost through Kango)

Quest Therapeutic Day Camp Summer program:

Since 1989, Quest Camps have provided innovative treatment programs for children aged 6-18 years old. Thousands of children have made dramatic improvements in behavioral, emotional and social functioning because of Quest’s unique system that combines recreational activities, behavioral milieu and group psychotherapy. The principles of the Quest system derive from Dr. Field’s clinical training and his successful private practice that has provided therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families for over 30 years.

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, we hope to attend an afternoon swim at 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.

Due to COVID-19, we are unsure if we will be able to have fieldtrips. Fridays are “Fabulous Fridays” at Quest. On three of them, the entire camp leaves by bus, in the morning and heads to the Exploratorium, 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 2021 staff included licensed therapists including Bob Field, Ph.D.,director; Erin Meyer, LMFT , assistant director; Ricardo Almada, Psy.D. 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.

 

Attention: Quest will provide a virtual online social skills program for those who do not wish to have their children participate in face-to-face meetings during the school year.

 AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS:

All Sessions: 10 weeks

Danville-Danville Women's Club 
242 W. Linda Mesa
Tuesdays:  3:30-5:30 pm (2 hrs.)

 

Virtual Program: Mondays, 1/18-6/15/2021

Fall Session: completed

*Contact the office at 925-743-2900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific dates

Winter Session: January-March 1/18-3/22 & 1/19-3/25
Spring: will start immediately after the end of Winter but may have reduced sessions. Updates will come.

  • Single Session: $950.00
  • Two Sessions: $1,710.00
  • Three Sessions: $2,425.00

Afterschool Program

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 Danville ( Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm and virtually on Mondays at the same time). 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. Quest research indicated that those who attended our summer program found decreases in progress made when not attending the Afterschool program but those who continued, progressed further.

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 and 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.

 

Download Summer Camp calendar in the Resource section down below.


 

Click here to register for SF East Bay, California


Quest Family Guidance Center provides comprehensive mental health services to families. Dr. Field’s practice for over 40 years has provided diagnostic assessments and therapy for children, adolescents and adults. He has provided Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) for school districts when conflict exists with parents and special education teams. His additional training in psychopharmacology allows expert consultation about appropriate treatment including psychotherapy and medication. Zack Oelerich, LMFT provides individual and family therapy at the San Ramon office. Erin Meyer, LMFT, Stacey Hill, LMFT and Lauren Waitrovich, LMFT are also available.