Students working in social skills groups with camp counselors outdoors.

Social Skills Groups

Registration for Fall 2018 groups will open August 31! See below for the schedule and details.

Fall 2018 Visual Schedule (PDF)
Fall group details and schedule (PDF)

Visit our enrollment page to get signed-up or schedule an enrollment meeting!

2018-19 Groups Scholarship Application: PDF | Word Doc

Our groups help young people develop the skills and confidence to feel more comfortable as they navigate the social world. Prioritizing each student's needs, we focus on social skills such as communication, friendship, understanding social nuances and other similar topics.

Groups meet weekly and are 75 minutes in duration, with snacks provided. Groups run in 10 week cycles: fall, winter and spring. To help foster sustainable friendships, we offer free weekend 'social nights out' such as game night and bowling night.

Prospective students and parents attend a free enrollment meeting to learn more about the groups and to help us determine best fit.

Age-based Groups

In age-based groups we teach social skills through discussion and innovative games.

  • Explorers (ages 8-10)
  • Navigators (ages 10-12)
  • Teen Crew (ages 13-18)
  • Girls Rule

Theme-based Groups

In theme-based groups we use shared-interest activities such as D&D or sports as a forum for students to practice new skills. These groups are divided by age.

  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Tabletop Games
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Activity League: Running & Bowling
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Aspiring Youth is a program of RYTHER, a 501c3 not-for-profit agency