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  • Writer's pictureCarson Parker

Summer Program ideas for Kids and Teens that Need Therapeutic Support


As the school year comes to an end, many parents reach out to me to explore summer program options for their kids, adolescents and teens. Summer can be ideal for those students who have been “ maintaining, but not thriving” in school and at home. The summer time can be the best time to get your child the help they need. Out of school and left with nothing to do over the summer, this is often the time that teens act out the most.

  • Outdoor Therapeutic Programs- Typically 45-80 days. Fully licensed programs offer small clinically focussed groups. Your child will be placed in a program and group with other similar students. Free from the distractions and negative influences, kids can focus on their own personal growth and healing process. Therapies offered: positive peer culture, indiavidual, group, experiential therapies, equine therapy, and family therapy. Clinical staff are fully licensed.Summer Camps- Typically 2-6 weeks. Focus on leadership, character development, and service. Many camp courses are available depending on your needs. Kids develop new technical skills as well as a sense of teamwork, self-confidence and a desire to make a difference. Camps are developed and led by educators and Instructors.

  • Summer Camps- Typically 2-6 weeks. Focus on leadership, character development, and service. Many camp courses are available depending on your needs. Kids develop new technical skills as well as a sense of teamwork, self-confidence and a desire to make a difference. Camps are developed and led by educators and Instructors.

  • Local Academic Programs- There are academic focussed camps and programs that offer tutoring, academic support and credit recovery for students who have fallen behnind academically or need additional academic support.

  • Volunteer Opportunites Focussed on mental health- There are volunteer opportunities in the area that offer kids structure, allow them to learn responsibility and care for others and animals that can be therapeutically beneficial.

  • Outpatient Therapeutic Services - I can design a treatment plan to incorporate additional services to complement their current work with therapists including equine therapy, specialty groups, experiential therapies, art and music therapy.


If I can be of service to your family, please don’t hesitate to reach out! My email is- Carsonparkerconsult@gmail.com or you can reach me on my cell- 317.289.1784



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