Rosecrance offers therapeutic summer camps at the Berry Campus for children and teens

June 9, 2014

Camps address behavioral issues through fun and educational activities

ROCKFORD – The Rosecrance Berry Campus will offer a summer-long series of Wellness Camps tailored for children and teens struggling with self-esteem, social isolation or other emotional issues who may need an alternative to traditional summer programs. Participants will learn how to build boundaries, make friends and have fun while taking control of their emotions and managing them productively.

Camps will be held each week between June 9th and August 12th at the Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Avenue in Rockford. Camps run for three or four days.

Ten different camps offer students in grade school through high school an opportunity to address specific issues in groups that focus on their individual needs. Each camp has a unique theme with activities designed to help campers  build healthy relationships, use creativity as a form of expression, develop leadership skills, prepare for school, set career goals and demonstrate good sportsmanship.

Rosecrance also has a camp for parents to learn how to understand and respond appropriately to their children’s behaviors. Topics include crisis management, substance use, communication and relationship building.

All camps are facilitated by licensed and certified behavioral health therapists. Cost is $150 a day, with scholarship opportunities available. Camps are covered through Medicaid and may be eligible for reimbursement by some insurance companies. For a complete listing of camps and registration information, visit rosecrance.org/summercamp.

Rosecrance’s Berry Campus offers services for children and adolescents including: mental health screenings, child and family therapy, intensive outpatient programs, community support, and 24/7 screening and assessment services.

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