I’m glad you’re interested in learning more about Trip Camp. My name is Ryan, I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified School Social Worker, Certified ADHD professional, and Director of Summer Trip Camp and ADHD Dude.
I began my summer camp career at age 3 and have spent the majority of my life working at, creating and directing various summer camps and programs. My initial motivation for learning all I could about executive functioning and social skills stemmed from my son who had his share of learning, social and emotional regulation challenges.
Diving head first into this field led to me creating a number of school-year and summer camp social learning programs. I opened my private practice in 2014 in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
I started Trip Camp because the kids who I was working with in my practice did not have a summer camp option that met their needs. Their choices were to either attend mainstream camps where they would not learn important skills or attend social skills camps where they were considered the highest functioning kids.
Trip Camp opened in 2017 in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania as the first summer camp in the United States designed specifically for boys with ADHD to teach executive functioning, social skills and age-expected independence through an active program. Trip Camp moved to Margate, New Jersey in 2019 and will be expanding in 2021 to include spring break and June weeks of camp, based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.
I am one of the few individuals in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey to have received a Social Thinking Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion. Additionally, I completed extensive training in executive functioning support strategies as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
I have presented at national and regional conferences including multiple times at the the International Conference on ADHD and the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference in addition to many regional conferences.
I am originally from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University for my undergraduate degree and Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work for graduate school. Please feel free to contact me to discuss how Summer Trip Camp can benefit your son and please feel free to join the ADHD Dude community on social media.
RYAN WEXELBLATT, LCSW