When school lets out for the summer, we want to offer our clients sufficient structure and support and provide them with a sense of purpose during their break. Check our Insight Treatment Programs.
Daily schedule 9am – 3:30pm
This summer we’ll focus on:
- Healthy Living
- Giving Back
- Having fun!
This day will be about HEALTHY LIVING.
We want the kids to understand what it means to live a healthy life, how they can do it and why it is important. We want them to understand that mental health is related to their physical health. A nutritionist will explain about the science behind healthy food and then we’ll take them food shopping and assist them while they make some food of their own. They’ll get an introduction to different sports: Australian football, golf, or beach volleyball. We also want them to see some of the beautiful elements of Los Angeles that most people don’t know about:
- Hiking Sandstone Peak (highest top in Malibu Mountains)
- Hiking to Waterfall Park and Boulder City in Malibu Park
- Hiking in Pasadena
- Swimming at Malibu Rock Pile
- Horse riding in Griffith Park
This day will be about ACADEMICS with one of the tutors (for those who need it) and then fun, local activities around the Pasadena Facility:
- Wii games
- Castle Park
- The Experiment Room downtown
This day will be about ACADEMICS with one of the tutors (for those who need it) and then fun, local activities around the Sherman Oaks Facility:
- Wii games
- Castle Park
- Football in the Park
This day will focus on GIVNG BACK.
We want to teach kids how fulfilling it is to give and focus on the emotions they feel when they give of themselves. They don’t always get something in return, but the the emotional reactions they have as a result of giving is important to feel.
We might do group things like:
- Feed the homeless
- Adopt a highway
- Work with Children Hunger Fund
- Clean up the beach with Heal the Bay
- Work with Pasadena Humane society to find homes for a few dogs
- Make money for a good project by doing yard sale or working somewhere
- Voluntary work with veterans
“If you always give you will always have.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0R6FcjfsU
This day is just about HAVING FUN.
Kids in recovery need to learn how to have fun while they are sober and they need to create strong bonds with other young people while doing so.
We’ll do activities such as:
- Movie making
- Record music / rap
- Amusement parks
- Video days with popcorn and inspiring movies like “Dead Poet Society’
- Beach day
The summer program will include a trip to Catalina for the entire group for 3 days with staff/parent supervision. We’ll go camping, wake boarding, fishing, kayaking, observe the animals on the island and learn about the island’s history. Parents are invited!