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CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ASPEN - Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network

Bergen County Summer Camp Program

Location: Harrington Park School,  191 Harriot Ave, Harrington Park, NJ 07640

Dates:  July 6- July 31, 2020

Hours: Mon- Fri, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Ages: 5-18

Tuition$5,000 for the 4 week program


Tuition includes transportation from central pick-up points, breakfast, afternoon snacks, and off-site trips.

What Our Programs Offer

The Camp Excel Bergen County summer camp program is designed to meet your child’s academic, social and emotional needs in a camp-like setting.

Children work on academics and behavior management with a Certified Special Education Teacher. Each child’s academic program is developed to meet individualized goals based on information provided by the child’s last teacher.
Social Skills Group
These daily groups assist children in improving interpersonal skills and are facilitated by Master’s Level Therapists. Therapeutic activities are fun and based on themes such as Conversational Skills, Problem Solving, Cooperation, Self-Esteem Building and Anger Management. In addition to these groups, staff members continuously give encouragement and guidance in using these social skills throughout the day.
Sports Skills
The children work with a Sports Specialist, and are given coaching and supervised practice in sports and game skills. Small groups and a 1:3 staff to child ratio, allow for individual attention and optimal success. The goal of sports skills training at Camp Excel is to teach cooperation, enhance self-esteem and self-efficacy. Good effort is encouraged and competition is not emphasized.
Arts & Crafts
Arts and crafts give children an opportunity to express their creativity. Art projects often have a therapeutic component such as projects that build self-esteem, express feelings or encourage cooperation.
Special Activities
Specials activities can include Cooking, Laser Tag, Talent Show, and more.
Monday through Thursday, children swim at Pascack Valley Swim Club, a private pool with Certified Life Guards on duty. Staff to child ratio is 1:3 for swimming to provide for maximum supervision. Safety is the highest priority at Camp Excel. Our summer program is certified by the New Jersey Department of Health and follows all safety practices required for that certification.
Field Trips
Weekly field trips can include bowling, Rye Playland, Keansburg Waterpark, Funplex, Liberty Science Center, Medieval time and more. Children are very well supervised during these trips, and are assigned to counselors with a 1:3 staff to child ratio.
Behavior Modification System
Camp Excel utilizes an extensive behavioral point system to encourage and reinforce progress toward goals. Children earn points that they can spend on fun prizes in the Camp Store!
Friday is Award Day at Camp Excel. Awards are given to several campers from each group during a special assembly. The award, as well as the recognition from staff and other campers in a full round of applause, does absolute wonders for boosting self-esteem!
Transportation is provided from central pick-up points. The fee for transportation is included in the tuition. We make every effort to accommodate our families’ transportation needs. Children are transported in 15 passenger vans, 7 passenger vans or automobiles. All drivers have a Commercial Driver’s License and undergo fingerprinting and background checks. In addition to the driver, each vehicle has at least one aide. Both drivers and aides are Camp Counselors.  Current pick-up points include:

Overpeck Park, Teaneck

Saddle Brook Marriott-

Paramus Park Mall

Hawthorne Gospel Church -

KFC, Oakland -

Northvale Diner

Home Depot, Nanuet

Ramsey -Kohl’s Rt 17

Other pick-up points may be arranged according to specific needs.

Sample Schedule

Group Schedule
9:00-9:15 Breakfast
9:15-10:15 Classroom (with Special Education Teacher)
10:15- 10:45 Sports Skills (with Certified P.E. Teacher)
10:45- 11:15 Social Skills (with Masters level Therapist)
11:15- 11:45 Specials (Art, Cooking, Nature, Music)
11:45-12:15 Lunch
12:15- 1:45 Swimming
1:45-2:15 Computer
2:15- 2:30 Snack
2:30- 2:45 Feedback
2:45-3:00 Dismissal




I would like to thank you. You have no idea what a gift you have given my son. Camp Excel is an answered prayer.

This has been a tremendously important experience for our son and for us and may well have made it possible for him to have a successful transition back into school after being out of school for 3 ½ months in the spring. We are tremendously grateful. The parent group was exceptional; Kathy is an amazing facilitator .

Gracie loved Camp Excel, and asked to go back “every year”. We were thrilled too—she had a wonderful summer, due in large part to Camp Excel. Thank you!

Our first year at camp and we all loved it! Scheduling, activities, counselors were amazing. Loved the feedback given on the social skills assessment. Also liked the parent meetings. So nice to have the opportunity to meet with other parents in the same situations. We’ll most definitely be back next year. Thanks for all your help and guidance.

Great program, wonderful counselors!!

We were very happy with how Camp Excel was run and the feedback that we received daily. Our son loved going to camp daily and got prepared for camp in the morning like we had never seen before!

Camp Excel is the single best thing I have ever done for my child.

The only thing that would make Camp Excel better is if it never ended.

My daughter had a great summer! I’ve noticed a big difference in how she interacts with other kids at the playground.