Starfish Social Club Strengthening social and academic competencies, one unique learner at a time

Starfish Summer Camp

When your child wants to be a better dancer, you sign them up for dance camp. When they want to be a better drummer, you sign them up for band camp. When your child wants to learn how to make friends and engage appropriately with others, you sign them up for Starfish Summer Camp!


There are no ability or disability requirements; Starfish Summer Camp is open to everyone! Our only limitations are toileting and medical care; we do not have the staff or facilities to change diapers or assist with medical needs. If your child has a personal nurse or attendant, they are welcome to come to camp with your child to assist with specific needs. Please notify us if this is the case with your child.


Registration is now open! You can register in one of two ways:

1) Submit the electronic form at the bottom of this page

2) Contact us at admin@starfishsocialclub.org to request a paper form that can be mailed or emailed to us


General Information:

Camp will be held the weeks of:

June 5

June 12

June 19

July 10

July 17

July 24

Students can attend either half day (8-12 or 1-5), full day (8-5), or on a 'drop in' schedule. Registration is on a weekly basis; please contact us if you need to register for specific days during the week.

Students attending the full day will be able to participate in art therapy, music therapy, yoga, adapted martial arts, and other programs.


There is a maximum ratio of 5 students to each staff member. All staff are certified special education teachers or paraprofessionals; some are certified general education teachers as well. Students will receive instruction appropriate to their age and ability within their same-age peer group. There is a minimum of 2 students per age per timeframe required in order to create a group. If only one student registers for a specific age group and timeframe, we may not be able to accommodate that student. Because of this, please mark all available timeframes on the registration form so we can form groups as easily as possible.


Age groups:

Students entering Pre-K through 2nd grade:

The focus for this age group is on interactive play, learning about thoughts and feelings, thinking about others, and sharing space with others. Academics focus on beginning to early reading, math, and writing skills.


Students entering grades 3-5:

The focus for this age group is on thinking about others, thinking with your eyes, expected and unexpected behaviors, thoughts and feelings, and size of the problem. Academics focus on beginning to advanced reading, writing, and math skills with an emphasis on the social context of reading and writing.


Students entering middle school:

The focus for this age group is on thinking about others, expected and unexpected behaviors, different levels of relationships, entering and exiting group social situations, and personal care. Academics focus on beginning to advanced reading, writing, and math skills with an emphasis on the social context of reading and writing as well as more complex executive functioning skills.


Students entering high school:

The focus for this age group is on thinking about others, expected and unexpected behaviors, different levels of relationships, entering and exiting group social situations, and personal care. Academics focus on beginning to advanced reading, writing, and math skills with an emphasis on the social context of reading and writing as well as more complex executive functioning skills. There is an introduction to social requirements of adulthood, employment, and independent living.


Adult students:

Academic deficits will be addressed as needed for each student. Social competencies will include personal care, social awareness on the job, independent living requirements, relationship expectations, and planning and executing plans for leisure activities with others.


We will also continue to offer Starfish Social Hour and Starfish Academy in the evenings during the summer months for students who are not able to attend day camps.


Registration Options:
Students in all age groups have the option of registering for one of three service levels:

The white option provides a place for kids and adults with learning and/or social challenges to spend the summer interacting with same-age peers. They will be part of their peer group and receive all the same instruction as their peers, however they will not have a learning plan and will not receive individualized instruction. The cost for this option is $200 per week for 1/2 day and $450 for full day. The drop in fee is $12/hour and must be scheduled at least a week in advance to ensure adequate staffing.

The orange option provides kids and adults with learning and/or social challenges with individualized instruction in social and/or academic areas through a specific learning plan. Students also receive a written report of progress as well as recommendations for both home and school at the end of their last week of attendance. The cost for this option is $300 per week for 1/2 day and $675 for full day. The drop in fee is $18/hour and must be scheduled at least a week in advance to ensure adequate staffing.

The teal option provides an opportunity for neurotypical kids to attend Starfish Summer Camp and learn alongside their same-age peers. These learners are typically siblings of students who enroll under the white or orange option, or they may be the children of the teachers and paras who are working at Starfish Summer Camp. Teal campers can also be kids that are already peer models in the school or community and want to help either your child specifically or kids in general this summer. This allows us to create an inclusive environment and provide peer models to assist with social learning. *If students register under the teal option and it becomes clear they need additional support within their peer group, they will need to register under the orange or white option to continue attending. Starfish Social Club reserves the right to make decisions regarding the needs and registration requirements of campers under the teal option. The cost for this option is $160 per week for 1/2 day and $360 per week for full day. The drop in fee is $10/hour and must be scheduled at least a week in advance to ensure adequate staffing.

*All prices increase on Monday, May 8. Registrations will only be accepted after this date if spots are available.

Payment Options:
There is a non-refundable deposit of $50 per week for 1/2 day campers and $100 per week for full day campers. This deposit must be received by Monday, May 8 for the weeks in June and Monday, June 5 for the weeks in July in order to secure your child's enrollment. The remaining balance can be paid either monthly or weekly and is due the Friday preceding the attending week. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. There is a 3% fee for credit card transactions.

Please contact us with any additional questions!