(Please complete registration through the link below ONLY)

Camp MATES is a social skills, physical activity/yoga, nutrition, and life skills theory-driven Summer camp for children and teens ages 4-21. This is a multi-modal inclusive program for ALL children (typically developing) and for children with social skills deficits (including but not limited to Asperger’s, autism, ADHD, social anxiety, and learning disabilities).

Key Dates: June 11th – August 8th (excluding the week of July 4th)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Forest Lake Presbyterian Church 6500 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29206
Cost*: $120 per week (2 sessions per week)
Scholarships: Scholarships will only be available to campers who submit their application by April 1st

Campers must be able to eat and use the bathroom independently. Children/teens must be verbal and should not demonstrate self-injurious, aggressive, or sexually inappropriate behaviors. We do not have the resources to accommodate children who do not meet this criteria.

New campers are required to attend at pre-screening interview to determine if Camp M.A.T.E.S. has the resources to meet their needs. If Camp M.A.T.E.S. staff determine we do not have the necessary resources, we are happy to provide referrals to other services in the area.

The cost of camp is $120 per session with a 2 session minimum per camper. Thanks to the generosity of our camp supporters and fundraising events, we are providing scholarships based on a new sliding fee scale calculated by your total household income. Scholarships will only be available to campers who submit their application by April 1st. Scholarships are limited to the first 48 campers who register per session. When all slots are reserved, the system will close registration for that session. If you select to be added to a waiting list, our staff will notify you if space becomes available. Any sessions reserved after the application deadline will cost $120.00 per session. All applications include a non-refundable deposit of $40 are due by May 3rd, and deposits go toward your first week’s registration.

Early Bird Discount: If you register by the early deadline of April 1st, you will receive an additional $40 discount.

Camp is held Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am – 3:00pm.

  • Session 1 [ June 11 & June 13 ]: Communication Strategies
  • Session 2 [ June 18 & June 20 ]: Problem Solving
  • Session 3 [ June 25 & June 27 ]: Impulse Control
  • Session 4 [ July 9 & July 11 ]: Sportsmanship/Bullying
  • Session 5 [ July 16 & July 18]: Being Flexible
  • Session 6 [July 23 & July 25]: Anger Management
  • Session 7 [August 6 & August 8 ]: Emotional Regulation

LOCATION: Forest Lake Presbyterian, located at 6500 N Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29206

Please contact Clinical Coordinator Kelsey Wood at 803.929.0011 or for questions regarding CampMates registration, scholarships, or details regarding camp.


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