Family Weekend: Coastal Expedition
June 28-July 5, 2015

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Pictures courtesy of Southeast Adventure Outfitters.

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Coastal Expedition (Parents Welcome!): Our Coastal Expedition includes camping on Sapelo Island, where campers will explore the forested  uplands, the vast salt marshes and the complex beach and dunes systems – as well as play a lot of  camp games and learn to surf cast. Campers will also paddle, fish, create arts & crafts and explore the  possibilities of self within the possibilities of the wild. A protected inlet and tidal marsh paddle will provide opportunities for finding treasures like ancient shark  teeth and shells. This is a fun setting for exploration  and development of friendship, self-awareness and social emotional growth under the guidance of Aerie’s experienced and professional staff.     

Parents Welcome, too!
While the Coastal Summer Camp Expedition is designed for Aerie kids, and there will be children who attend without their parents, parents may opt to attend this camp with their children. It’s a great opportunity for kids who are ready to experience a fun, unique summer camp experience but aren’t quite ready to spend a week away from mom or dad. It is also an opportunity for parents to share in the camp experience with their children, to have an adventure alongside their child and create a deeper family connection. Parents will be encouraged to participate in the daily activities and living of camp.

Aerie’s programs provide unique experiences that integrate and promote the overall individual treatment plan of each camper. Aerie coordinates directly with parents, practitioners and educators providing ongoing services in order to prepare each camper for the wilderness journey and to offer follow-up regarding the camper's response to the summer camp experience. All 2012 summer camps include:

  • Treatment team consultation with involved practitioners and schools
  • Discharge summary and consultation
  • Option for a pre-camp in home visit (Ga and NC) to familiarize the camper and parents with our staff and the trip.  We find this helps reduce anxiety for both our campers and parents

Cost: $2100 per camper, $500 per parent/guardian
Ages: 10+, younger campers may attend with parents
Capacity: 10 campers
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Comfirmed staff for this trip includes: Matthew Weneta M.Ed., Joan Feiling, M.Ed., Eric Sanderson, BS

Have questions? Call or email Matthew Weneta, 404-285-0467 /

Pictures courtesy of Southeast Adventure Outfitters.


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