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LEGO® Camp

Building social skills through collaborative play


Thanks for visiting! If you're interested, be sure to submit the "Registration Information Form" on this page to receive an application. I'm looking forward to having your child at LEGO® Camp!

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2017 Session

July 24 - 28 (1:00 - 3:30 pm)

Camp Description

Appropriate social skills provide many advantages for children including better academic performance, resiliency, and rewarding positive relationships. Unfortunately, social skill deficits have been linked with negative relational, academic, and personal outcomes.

social skill is any skill that facilitates social interaction, communication, and appropriate behavior in social situations. Collaborative (or cooperative) play is useful for enhancing social skills. Some children learn social skills naturally, others need to be taught, and some just need to improve. This camp is for all of the above!

But, really, it's not about the LEGO®. For this camp, LEGO® is a  motivational common interest through which children work and play together, not only toward the goal of collaboratively building a multi-piece LEGO® set each day, but to continue developing social competence and encouraging prosocial behavior in the process.
 

Camp Goals

This camp is designed to help grow and strengthen the following social skills in age-appropriate social situations:
  • Following instructions
  • Turn-taking
  • Obeying rules
  • Negotiating
  • Teamwork
  • Assertiveness (rather than shyness or aggression)
  • Asking for help
  • Understanding social roles and rules
  • Conversational exchange
  • Respecting authority
  • Resolving conflict

Camp Activities & Schedule

In addition to building with LEGO, we will have a sensory break time. During break, we go outside to play games that reinforce the social skills we're practicing.
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Camp Application

LEGO Camp Application 2017 (3).pdf
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The cost is $150 per child* for a 1-week session (Monday - Friday). This includes all materials and 12.5 hours of social skills coaching, practice, building, and creative play with LEGO®.  In order for me to provide individual focus for each child, the number of children is limited to 6 per camp session. To check availability, submit the electronic form below.

Please read "Camper Requirements" to be sure your child qualifies. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list for each session will form as the sessions are filled.

* Sibling discount: $20

Camp Location

​Our 2017 camps will be held at Enlightened Learning Center in Camarillo, CA! Please visit the website to find out more about the camps, classes, and tutoring offered at Enlightened Learning.

Registration Information Form

Payment Deadlines

If you've submitted the application form and want to secure your spot, please submit your payment. A check is preferred (made out to Tanisha DuBransky), but you may also use the Pay for Camp!  link below (there is an additional $4 processing charge for PayPal transactions).

If payment is not received by 5:00 pm on July 21, then your slot will be offered to another child. You may register and pay for any session at any time on or before July 21. There are no refunds or make-ups for cancelled sessions or missed camp days.

Camper Requirements

Strong Interest
This camp is for children with near-obsessive interest in LEGO®. This camp will not stimulate or help develop an interest in LEGO®. If your child has never played with LEGO®, plays only on occasion, or has mild to moderate interest, then they may not benefit from the camp. The purpose of the camp is to facilitate the use of appropriate social skills through a highly motivating activity. If play with LEGO® does not motivate your child, then this may not be the camp for them.

Grade Level/Age Range
The camp is designed for children entering 1st grade through 3rd grade for the 2016 - 2017 school year. In other words, on the younger end, the child has completed Kindergarten and on the higher end, the child has completed 2nd grade. The lessons and materials are appropriate for children ages 6 - 8. Unfortunately, we cannot accept children under 6.

Developmental Level
In order to participate and benefit from the camp, your child must be physically able to communicate verbally and be self-sufficient in the restroom. If help is needed, they must be able to make it through the camp time (2.5 hours) or until a parent returns to assist them.

Camp Assistant Volunteers

Do you have an older LEGO®-loving child (age 15 - 18) interested in a leadership role? Contact me to find out more about how your teenager can volunteer to help facilitate a LEGO® camp.

Camp Policies

Waiting List
Parents contacted regarding an opening for their child will have 24 hours to accept. After 24 hours, the open spot will be offered to the next child on the waitlist.
Food/Drinks
Please bring water and a snack for your child, both clearly labeled with their name.
Electronic Devices
This camp is for active interaction with others. No game consoles, tablets, or other mobile media are permitted during the 2-hour camp time. If you prefer that your child carry a cell phone while away from you, it will be safely stored in a cubby until dismissal.
Paperwork
In addition to an application, a parental permission to participate and release from liability form are required for enrollment. You may include any special information (allergies, behaviors, concerns) regarding your child on the application form.

Camp Sets

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