Social Brain Building Summer Camp


Could your child use a boost in their Social Brain Building this summer?Social Brain Building Summer Camp

CSC is looking for campers, ready to use their imagination to set out on a Social Brain Building summer adventure.


Children who struggle with self-regulation and flexible thinking in kindergarten or 1st grade often enter the next grade level with anxiety around:

  • Making transitions
  • Managing big feelings and energy levels
  • Talking out of turn or grabbing
  • Negotiating and compromising
  • “Plugging in” to group plans and processes


Children want to belong, to feel connected to their peers, be able to solve problems and effectively use spoken language to share ideas. Kindergarteners and first graders work hard to learn to handle activity, transitions, attend and self-regulate big feelings and big energy.

Parents work hard too, endeavoring to learn the best ways to support a child’s social-emotional growth, while maneuvering along their road to academic success.

With children and parents in mind, Child Success Center’s Melissa Idelson and her team of skilled therapists have teamed up with, Patty Ramsey, LMFT to develop….

Social Brain Building Summer Camp at Child Success Center

… a play-based, week long summer enrichment camp for children ages 6-8, designed to boost social/emotional learning, with integrated parent education and support.

Children will use their imagination to build their “campsite” in the CSC sensory gym, and problem solve camp themed scenarios, like what they would need to pack for a camp adventure, how they’d get there and what they would eat.

What will we do if pirates come and try to steal our camp space? How do we share a camp space with creatures or other campers? What do we do if we feel scared to try something or if we get really excited?

Our therapists will become “camp counselors” guiding campers to create a summer camp adventure of bird watching, wildlife spotting, river crossing and story telling, all while providing them with a fun, safe and nurturing environment to practice kid-friendly social strategies and experience successful outcomes. Campers will grow and learn while having fun building their social-emotional attention and group dynamic skills that will set them up for successful relationships in first and second grade.

Parents will be provided with ways to help support their child’s ongoing social learning at home, and with a parent education session with Patty Ramsey, LMFT will be offered at an additional fee (see below).

Social Brain Building Summer CampTWO WEEKS of CAMP:
July 13-17 AND August 10-14

Time: 8:45AM – 12:30PM

Cost: $825 per week

Early bird: $795 per week until April 1st 



Dates: July 17 or August 14 (depending on the week you registered for)

Time: 8:45AM – 9:45AM

Cost: $75 per session

Early bird: $62 per session until April 1st

9-10 campers, 1-3 adult child ratio allowing for a more individualized approach

> Click here for camp flyer

Patty Ramsey’s Bio:

Patty Ramsey, M.A., LMFT has been practicing working with students and parents in a school environment for the past 10 years.  She worked at the UC Irvine Child Development School and participated in creating and implementing new studies in school curriculum for students with executive functioning challenges.  She currently runs Friendship Club at Child Success Center and sees individuals and families who want to improve their communication skills or need new behavior strategies to implement at school or home. She also is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at The Children’s School in Irvine, a private school specifically designed for students to help build their executive functioning skills in the classroom.

Patty specializes in working with children that are outside the box thinkers, and children diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, or other sensory processing disorders and their families.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Call 310.899.9597 to learn more or email for assistance with enrollment.

>Click to Read: Preparing for 1st and 2nd Grade – Social Learning

>Click here to learn more about Social Brain Building at Child Success Center.


New this year to CSC’s summer program, was Social Brain Building Camp. Designed for children entering 1stgrade in the fall, this camp invites children to exercise their imaginations, and role play while having fun building dynanmic social skills that prepare them for successful relationships in 1stgrade…and life!    >click here to read more


Child Success Center
828 Pico Blvd., Suite 7
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1350
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