Summer fun at Behavior TLC has come and gone, and while we’ll miss it… many memories were made! If you didn’t have the chance to join us for Summer Camp 2018, you sure missed out!
Our summer ABA program mixes the best parts of summer camp and a structured ABA program. This created a fun-filled, minicamp sessions for development, education and individualized curriculum.
With five sessions throughout the summer, we had the chance to learn about everything from aquatic animals to local heroes such as our first responders… Here’s a peek at some of our favorite weekly activities!
We kicked off the summer series strong with a visit from the Houston ZooMobile. The ZooMobile and its team of experienced staff travel to schools and community events throughout the Houston area providing unique, educational experiences. This allowed our campers to come eye to eye with fascinating ambassador animals, engage with Zoo Educators, Some campers may even be inspired to change behaviors that will someday help animals in the wild.
BTLC campers had an awesome time learning and interacting with an alligator named Squeak, a turtle named lunchbox AND a snake named Jolt! Campers enjoyed learning about their habitats in the wild and look forward to another visit from the Houston ZooMobile soon!
The second week of camp was SUPER and wouldn’t have been complete without a visit from Houston Hero Headquarters where campers experienced the story telling abilities of Joker and Batman in the SAME ROOM! Campers donned their capes, pledged to protect their community and completed a SUPER challenging obstacle course! Campers were also encouraged to imagine having their own superpowers being encouraged that there is nothing they cannot achieve if they are dedicated and work hard.
Campers truly dove into summer session #3 with oceans and water week! A special presentation from the Moody Gardens education team all about coral and the communities in the ocean was followed by some aquatic fun of our own… educational fishing throughout the day! Everyone met our clinic betta. Campers got to experience a multitude of hands on actives and educational material to inspire their love and appreciation for the ocean and all the creatures it contains.
As if camp hadn’t already dazzled our summer friends, session #4 became extra MAGICAL with MR. MAGIC’s arrival! His “Yes I Can” magic show was inspiring, exciting and highly enjoyed by our campers! His comedy magic show is designed to encourage children to believe in themselves and respect other people. This is how our campers learned why they are a special, unique and valuable person. Plus, they learned the importance of school, study and hard work.
The last week of camp, the ground rumbled and the walls shook throughout DINO WEEK. We learned all about our prehistoric friends including where they were likely found and what yummy treats they enjoyed… While they may be technically extinct, they really came alive this week! We bet your campers came home full of new dino noises and names to add to their play time.
At Behavior TLC, it’s important that all our students receive a healthy balance of specialized therapy focused on positive reinforcement while also partaking in traditional student activities. Our summer camp sessions allow us to do provide exactly that for our students.