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Camp Wediko

Located on a beautiful lakefront campus, Camp Wediko is a six-week residential summer camp for children ages 8-18 struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.  

2021 Staff Picture

For nearly 90 years, Camp Wediko has thoughtfully combined a true summer camp experience with therapy and individual supports, providing a fun-filled seasonal adventure for youth who otherwise wouldn’t have access to such a key developmental experience.

Campers come from all over the country and bring with them a myriad of life experiences, strengths, and challenges. Wediko staff specializes in working with students who present with a wide variety of mental health struggles encompassing emotional regulation, acting-out behaviors, executive functioning and impulsivity issues, and social skills deficits.


CAMP EXPERIENCE

Campers live in cabins and spend their days in constant motion, enjoying outdoor activities and participating in periods of literacy, math and science to help them carry social and emotional skills into the classroom. Special events are also planned throughout the summer, including talent shows, themed dinners and more! Click here for an example of what a typical day for campers can look like.


CLINICAL MODEL

Wediko’s therapeutic milieu is the primary intervention, where staff and clinicians develop strong relationships with each camper, focus on the camper’s strengths, and help them make social and emotional gains. The staff to camper ratio is 1:2, which allows us to provide intensive supports to campers when they struggle, as well as to actively support and challenge ​campers who may not always appear to be a “squeaky wheel.”

As opposed to an outpatient ​therapy model, our clinicians live on campus and are embedded within the milieu. Clinicians work with campers every day ​and in-the-moment, within the context of ​the program. The clinicians also facilitate daily group therapy and ​develop individual and group interventions to support each camper.


OUR SERVICES

Clinical Supports

  • Relational and trauma-informed model
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Behavior support and social skills coaching
  • Medication management
  • Restorative practices
  • Year-round family consultation, social/support groups and community service projects

Educational Offerings

  • Daily academic enrichment
  • Pre-vocational opportunities
  • Hands-on learning projects

Recreational Opportunities

  • Performing and fine arts
  • Swimming, canoeing and other waterfront sports
  • Athletics, biking, archery and more

WORKING AT CAMP WEDIKO

Camp Wediko offers a 1:2 staff to student ratio and includes an experienced and dedicated team of Clinicians, Residential Counselors, Teachers, and Nurses. If you’re interested in learning, working hard, having fun, and building lasting connections with other staff members, please consider applying to work with us here! Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Room and board is provided for all staff members for the duration of the summer.

NOW ACCEPTING CAMPER APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2024!

Summer Session: July 6 - August 14

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