Bounce Out The Stigma 2017 New Jersey Camp – Morris County


Florham Park, NJ Special Needs Youth Summer Basketball Camp Aug 14-18, 2017


Basketball Camp Registration Bounce Out the StigmaA Fun Filled Week of Basketball for Boys & Girls, Ages 8-21 who are challenged with Autism, ADD, ADHD, Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities and other childhood issues. 

Our 12th YEAR in New Jersey

Where:  Ridgedale Middle School 71 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park, NJ 07932  (see on map/get directions)

When: August 14-18, 2017 – Daily   Healthy Snacks and Bottled Water are Furnished (courtesy of Whole Foods)

Staff:  We feature a staff comprised of special needs teachers who have staffed our camp for many years. Additionally, we are benefitted with adult volunteers who love kids and understand special needs. Those volunteers come from major NJ companies including Eisai Pharmaceutical who has helped our camp for many years. 

Cost: $ 300.00 for the week. Credit Cards are accepted – a $50.00 deposit is required to reserve your space and the balance is due and payable by June 30, 2017. –  Partial scholarships may be available, please call for info. Before you send a deposit please register.

Camp will be held at the Ridgedale Middle School, Florham Park, a lunch room is available and there is always a Full-Time Nurse on Staff and present during camp.  

Space is limited –  This camp has been filled in prior years, please guarantee your space by registering early.  If the camp fills, a wait-list will be established.

Each child receives a camp basketball, camp T-shirt and at the end of camp a special merit award. Free daily snacks and bottled water are provided by Whole Foods of Ridgewood  New Jersey.  

Special Speakers appear during the week to excite and inspire every camper. 

 Contact Us at 855-997-3900 Request Info

 Register Now by going to  NJ PRE- Registration Form→

“Mighty Mike” Simmel  and The Bounce Out the Stigma Project manage  and run a camp like no other. A truly special camp where all kids can feel truly at ease without the traditional camp pressures. Children discover new skills, new friends and an inner confidence on how much they can accomplish when given the opportunity.

Camp Program:

Each day The Bounce Out the Stigma™ summer program at starts at 9:30am (on court time) until 3:00pm daily.  We would like to have each group range for about 45 young people maximum co-ed ages 8-21. Because of our small numbers and resources available, we want each camper to receive a lot of individual attention for the time which they are going to be with us, and have a great week with allot of positive memories. Sessions will be made up of high focus and high intensity workouts.

Our camper  to staff ratio is 4:1 with a full time nurse available at all times. At the beginning of the week, the children will be put into different squads. Campers will learn some of their activities in a team atmosphere while they have fun meeting new friends in a social setting. They will participate in workshops with drills to develop motor skills and coordination to build confidence and self-esteem.  Our campers will play basketball and learn new drills- to gain knowledge and self empowerment.

Parents will also have a special session during the week to cover a special topic as well. Every day we will play games and have different contests, with basketball being the primary exercise. There will be breaks in the day for water and medications (if needed and administered ONLY by camp nurse).  Our adult volunteer staff will make it their primary effort to serve the needs of each and every camper and give due diligence to each and every one of their needs.

Our camp is one of the few dedicated camps for assisting unique kids with unique kids. Unlike many camps, kids are encouraged to feel good about their accomplishments and not challenged by what they cannot do.

 PLEASE NOTE: Each camper will be screened before camp begins to ensure they will have a fantastic experience. This is to make sure they can undergo the rigors of the week ahead of them and be put in the proper group. Camp will be filled with both challenges and fun, but we want to make sure that each child is both physically and emotionally prepared for the tasks involved.

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