Managing ADHD can be tough....
really tough.... for the whole family!
My wife Sue, a social worker, and
first hand the struggles...and joys...
on the shores of Lake Michigan, promises the right balance of necessary
skill-building with fun and relaxation.
I'd like to tell you about my week-long summer camp at The Leelanau School on the shores of Lake Michigan near Traverse City that runs from July 15 through July 19. This unique introductory program is intended for students entering grades 5 through 12 and their parents. Each morning from 9am - 12pm, I meet with the parents, while the wonderful teachers at Leelanau meet with the students and help them develop an appreciation of their strengths, as well as some new grasp of skills to promote their education and lives in general. After the morning sessions, students and parents can go enjoy the lovely resort at Leelanau.
Last year it was exciting to see how much the parents gained simply by being with other parents of kids who had ADHD, and how much the kids gained from learning in a strength-based situation. In just a week it seemed that we accomplished a year's worth of growth and understanding.
Some comments from last year's attendees:
- Dr. Ned Hallowell and Rob Himburg do an excellent job of providing experiences with others who are facing similar challenges...
- The teens and parents bonded immediately, related to each other so well and established friendships that I'm sure will continue on...
If you'd like to learn more about this program, click here to download the brochure.
If you have any questions about my ADHD Summer Enrichment Camp, please call The Leelanau School @ 231.334.5800 or you can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is limited to 100.
Register by February 1st and receive a 10% discount.
I hope you'll be able to join us.
Edward "Ned" Hallowell
P.S. We understand that sometime kids may not want to go to a "camp" with their parents. We assure you that this camp is mindful of this, and we have designed it so that both parties feel enough "separate" time and yet gain the skills to communicate and grow as a family.
The Leelanau School
The Leelanau School is an experience-based, five-senses learning community where students in grades 9 through 12 live and discover their strengths, creatively using hands-on projects and our dramatic natural setting to gain the skills, self awareness and independence to thrive in high school and beyond.
The Homestead Resort (231.334.5100)
Accommodations include two small hotels, a lodge and an inn and a range of privately owned single family residences and resort condominiums.
Swim, snorkel, windsurf, float, kayak or canoe Lake Michigan and the Crystal River. Splash in four pools (one with a water-fall, one with a waterslide) and relax in two spa pools. Rent sailboats, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, river tubes
and mountain bikes. Learn golf or tennis at our Lifetime Skills Learning Center.