Summer Program

Summer Program enrollment for 2020 is officially closed.
Summer 2021 applications will be opening in the Fall.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Child Mind Institute’s annual Summer Program will be held virtually. Please see below for updated program information.

The Child Mind Institute Summer Program is a four-week summer treatment program for children ages 5 through 10 who have ADHD or who need help with behavioral, learning and social issues. Children participating in the program will benefit from a high level of support and expertise from their counselors as they work on goals including:

  • Developing and maintaining positive peer relationships
  • Improving emotional awareness and regulation
  • Maintaining academic progress

If your family is seeking to jumpstart progress during the summer or maintain gains made during the school year, this program is designed to help meet those goals while also providing a fun summer camp experience tailored to your child’s particular needs.

Virtual Program Details

Summer Program enrollment for 2020 is officially closed.

  • Dates: Weekdays, Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am ET
  • Cost: $3,500
  • Groups: Children will be matched by age into groups of eight. There is one summer program staff member for every two children.

“The tailored hands-on attention was very beneficial for my son and me. He developed new skills that he was not able to accomplish during the school year.”

Program Curriculum

The Summer 2020 program curriculum will focus on live social skills practice and reinforcement through interactive games and activities. We will not have special education teachers or formal academic learning centers this year, but we plan to reinforce reading, writing and math skills through various activities.

Parent Training

Parent training is offered through a combination of pre-recorded webinars and live consultations.

  • Webinars: Eight total hours of pre-recorded webinars, emailed to you directly once a week
  • Optional Live consultation: Every Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm ET

“The parenting sessions included with the summer program have also empowered us to better support him and have allowed us to maintain gains that he made over the summer.”

How to Enroll

All applications will be reviewed within five business days to determine the next steps in the admissions process. Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.

Our team may determine that a phone screener is clinically necessary to ensure that our program will appropriately meet your child’s needs. If this is the case for your child, you will be contacted by one of our staff members to schedule. This is often an essential first step in treatment planning and collaborating with parents. The cost of this screener will be covered by your application fee.

Additional Summer Services

In addition to this year’s full Summer Program, we are also offering additional virtual supports to families over the summer, including:

  • Weekly socialization and social skills groups for children 2 – 12 years old
  • Individualized social skills coaching on topics such as peer and sibling interactions
  • Brief behavioral consultations on topics including mealtime, sleeping, toileting, feeding and hygiene
  • TURNN (Tolerating Uncertainty and Returning to a New Normal) Group for children ages 9+

If you are interested in our additional summer services, please email

Follow-up Care

Follow-up care at the Child Mind Institute can be provided for an additional cost. Interested parents can notify Summer Program staff during the last week of the program. A staff member will connect parents to the appropriate clinician. Possible treatments options include:

  • Continued parent training with help managing behaviors at home, exploring school placement questions and pursuing individual education planning
  • School consultation to develop a consistent behavior plan in the classroom
  • Individual support for your child
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Psychiatric consultation

Cancellation Policy

If a child cannot attend and we are notified within 30 days prior to the start date of the program we will issue a refund, excluding a $300 non-refundable deposit for administrative fees. At the time of registration full payment is required to reserve a space. If less than 30 days notification is given, no refund will be provided.

Our Team

Michelle S. Kaplan, LCSW
Michelle S. Kaplan, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, School and Community Programs, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute