Building Connections Summer 2023
We are excited to be in our 6th year of summer programming for children in our area, focusing on nurturing social/emotional development and positive experiences for children ages 3-18! Our goal is to create a safe place for children to play, connect, and grow in all areas of their development while building positive connections within themselves, others and their environment!
ALL Summer Programs and future programming will be at our NEW AND ONLY location!
Other options are being considered for future programming; however RIGHT NOW this is the plan.
7408 Halifax Rd.
(Located in Wake County, 20-25 mins from north Raleigh)
Our lease is up in Cary after Spring 2 Session. All Summer programming and on will be at this location! We know if may be a drive for some – but we are confident in our unique, one of a kind program – not offered anywhere else in the state!!!
Our programming will offer a one stop shop for all families to “fill up their own buckets” as we know parenting neurodiverse children is challenging and rewarding! Opportunities for parent support groups, hikes, special speakers, and connections with animals will provide support not only for kids but the parents and siblings too!
This is a 12 acre farm, with a barn for animals, a renovated barn that is cooled indoor space with classrooms and offices, 2 fenced pastures, and 3.5 acres of trails and creek! Since we are giving this information now, we know that many projects in developing this space will still be in process; however, the priorities are cooled indoor spaces and bathrooms, access to bathrooms at the lower part of the property, and fencing, all which should be completed by summer!
This year is a shift , doing things a little differently than we have done before; however, we are committed to providing a safe, quality, effective, and positive, rewarding summer experience for your family this summer! We are proud to use researched methods grounded in neuroscience and best teaching practices in order to help your children reach their full potential.
Understand that our programming is specialized, with professional staff providing high quality support, with training specific in working with neurodiverse populations. All of our staff are highly trained in working with children and utilizing natural environments to promote safe learning opportunities. The classes and activities are uniquely tailored to the needs of the children enrolled, but also structured to allow for guided or independent exploration of their environment with peers, animals, and nature!
Being in nature and with animals provides children a landscape for learning self awareness, emotional regulation, communication skills, and play/engagement skills. Connecting with the outdoors also provides a wealth of benefits physically and socially, but also as a source for restoring and maintaining good mental health!
Information on Summer Programs by Age Group
Summer Programs | Ages 3 to Age 5
Summer Programs | Kindergarten to 1st Grade
Summer Programs | 2nd to 5th Grade
Summer Programs | 6th to 12th Grade
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*We recommend you review this form prior to registration day so you are prepared to answer all the pertinent questions