Kids Connection - Summer Camp now enrolling!

A social skills and leadership program

By Director, Stasia Hansen June 22, 2020

Kids Connection is a social skills and leadership program that will be hosted at two locations in Morris County this summer. In July at Nature Nest in Boonton and at St. Christopher’s School, in Parsippany in August. This program is designed for children with high functioning autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, shyness, or obsessive-compulsiveness.


This is an integrated program which offers multiple opportunities for the campers to work on skills such as: 

Academic:  Peer-to-peer tutoring to prepare for next year and build self-esteem

Physical:  Increase fitness, motor skills, and teamwork

Social/Emotional: Includes communication skills, and dealing with emotions 

Game time:  Turn taking, winning/losing, and other interactions

Team Building Activities:  Each camper will have the opportunity to be the “Leader of the Day” 


The most exciting outcome of the program is that the campers learn to self-monitor their own behaviors.


Kids Connection is available for students entering Kindergarten through entering 8th grade. The cost is $275 per week. The instructors are two Board Certified Behavior Analysts with combined 40 years of experience in special education.


There is an intake process in order to be accepted into the program. We ensure that the campers participating in the program will benefit from the experience.


Please email the Director, Stasia Hansen at to start the application.


For more information please see the website:

Kids Connection Mission Statement: 

This program is geared towards helping children realize their self-worth and independence. Lessons are generated by two Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) who are also parents. The program’s main objectives are to develop a positive attitude towards school, learning, oneself, and others.   

Kids Connection provides activities to increase self-esteem, understanding, friendliness, adaptability, empathy, and politeness in group settings. Through peer modeling, the kids learn to work cooperatively with others to better communicate, resolve conflict, and accept differences. Although children may already receive guidance and encouragement from home, school, and extracurricular activities, Kids Connection encourages interactions that reinforce life’s greatest skills.