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Rise Above Camp offers special focus

COAST CIITIES — ClubXcite’s Rise Above Camp based out of Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla is a strength-based summer program for children with ADHD, ODD, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and other social and behavioral difficulties.“A summer camp should focus on what the child’s strengths are,” said Evan Kirstein, ClubXcite’s camp director. “Our campers do not view ClubXcite as a specialized Summer Camp and will probably not hear the terms learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder during their experience.”

It offers a morning Tennis and Sports Camp and an afternoon Adventure Camp and has scholarships available for families who require financial assistance. Rise Above Camp provides activities for developing problem-solving skills; effective communication strategies; increased self-awareness and general social skills.

Camps are limited to 12 children with one mentor for every three children.

One of the most important tools Rise Above Camp uses is setting behavioral goals with parents and children. Children who struggle with learning difficulties often have trouble applying skills learned. ClubXcite’s Camp Director meets with each and every family registering for camp.

For more information, please contact Evan Kirstein, [email protected] or (858) 922-5920. Tennis and Sports Camp runs every week, 9 a.m. to noon through Aug. 24. Adventure Camp runs 12:30 to 4 p.m. June 25 to June 29, July 9 to July 13, July 16 to July 20, July 30 to Aug. 3, Aug. 6 to Aug.10 and Aug. 20 to Aug. 24.

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