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Teaching social skills can be very tricky– but not for the reason you may think!

Society social skills

Drawing from my personal experience with my daughter, and with conversations with MANY other parents and therapists, teaching social skills is difficult, but not for the reasons you may think. I have observed so many of my daughter’s therapy sessions; speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and play therapy. I have watched my daughter being Continue Reading…

My Camp Lee Mar Experience

Camp Lee Mar social thinking therapy

Hi! My name is Gabrielle Espinosa and this will be my fourth summer at Camp Lee Mar. After working at Camp Lee Mar my first summer, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. I am currently studying Special Education at California Lutheran University. All of the campers have made such a strong impact on Continue Reading…

What does ACA mean?

Camp Lee Mar is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the country’s leading professional accreditation program for camps. This means that we have passed a detailed review, consisting of over 300 standards checks! This past week our director, Ari Segal, was at the American Camp Association Conference in New Jersey. The Continue Reading…

What do you do during those long summer days?

Spend the summer at Camp Lee Mar of course! The summer is a great time to get out and play, to swim with friends in the sun, make art projects and try new sports. All while making new camp friends and building on those social skills that have been developing over the school year. Without Continue Reading…

Why would you send your child away to camp?
I could never do that! I love my kid too much.

As parents we often second guess our decisions while trying to do the best for our children. Without a doubt, the best thing I did for my oldest child (who is about to turn 13) was to arrange for her to attend overnight summer camp when she asked at the grand old age of 6! Continue Reading…

Speech Therapy Programs and Speech Therapy Camps

Communication and speech-related challenges vary from camper to camper at Lee Mar. Some campers may have limited verbal communication, other campers may love to talk, but have difficulty holding a conversation, staying on the conversation topic, or have difficulty understanding body language and facial expressions when talking with others. Camp Lee Mar has a full Continue Reading…

Do you have a Camp for Children with Down Syndrome?

Many traditional camps have bunks or small programs for campers with special needs; while other special needs camps may have assigned weeks for a specific diagnoses, a camp for children with Down Syndrome, or a week for campers with autism. Although we may not have a weeklong camp for children with Down Syndrome, or a Continue Reading…

Private Special Needs Camps

Choosing to send your child to a private special needs camp is the same as choosing to send a child to a private mainstream camp. There may be cheaper day programs in your area, or there may be free school programs that your child may be eligible for, but a private camp (regular or special Continue Reading…

Welcome to our new CLM Blog!

My name is Lynsey Trohoske, I am the assistant director at Camp Lee Mar. I have three amazing children, my middle child happens to be on the autism spectrum and is a camper at Lee Mar. I joined camp as a counselor in 1998 and loved the campers and their families so much that Camp Continue Reading…