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Learning on the Log

Where Social Skills Means Building Relationships

WEEKEND CAMP

SATURDAY NIGHT
5 pm - 8 pm

3/25 | 4/15 | 4/22 | 4/29 | 5/6 | 5/13 | 5/20

$85 per Satuday

$30 per sibling

Only 10 available spots per weekend

WAIVER FORM | REGISTRATION

SUMMER CAMP

2017 SUMMER CAMP DATES

May 30-June 2 | 3 open spots
June 5-8 | 2 open spots
June 12-15 | 2 open spots
June 19-22 | 1 open spots
June 26-29 | 4 open spots
July 10-13 | 2 open spots
July 17-20 | FULL
July 24-27 | FULL
July 31-Aug 3 | 3 open spots

Waiver  |  Registration

Ask to be put on the "Wait List" 
if the week is full

OT SENSORY CAMP

SHINE™  SENSORY HIKING INTEGRATIVE NOVEL EXPERIENCES™
A Counseling and Occupational Therapy sensory group camp
June 9, 2017 – June 11, 2017
 
The program will be offered for children entering Kg through 6th.
Program will have a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 15.
Costs include all park, recreation, materials fees, summary report, etc.
10 Hour Program (inclusive of end of session report) offered at $37.50/hour 
Non refundable 30% deposit required
Contact Children's Special Services, LLC for registration forms and more information

We Host Birthday Parties!

CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH US

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About Us

"Where Social Skills Means Building Relationships"

Since 2001, Learning on the Log has provided an inclusive therapeutic social skills program designed for both typical developing and special needs children, including Autism, Asperger, ADHD, sensory integration disorder, developmental delay, and various anxiety disorders.

LOTL specializes in experiential social skills programs within sensory based recreational activities in our Weekend Activities, Holiday CampsSummer Camps, and Birthday Parties.

"We are in relentless the pursuit of "Emotional Corrective Experiences", because it give the best chance of generalizing learned social skills into other areas of a child's life."  -- Armann Fenger, LAPC, NCC, MS

#BetterTogether

 
Activities include:

Hiking | Swimming | Rock Climbing | Team Sports | Team-building Activities | Canoeing, Kayaking, & Rafting

Come INTERACT, RELATE, COMMUNICATE with us!

Alone vs. Loneliness

In all of the research regarding this topic, it boiled down to this:  Alone is a state of being and loneliness is a state of mind. 

The Power of Vulnerability

A colleague referred me to René Brown’s Ted Talk.  She is an inspiring researcher that not only found ways to help all of us watching, but also herself.  Here are some of the highlights of her talk:

·      Connection is what gives purpose and meaning to life

·      Shame is the fear of disconnection

·      Do you believe you are worthy or belonging, being loved, being connected, to be imperfect?

·      Do you have the compassion to be kind to your self first… then to others

The Risk of Toughing it Out

There is no way around dealing with life events.  Some are easy to process, others are difficult, and some are traumatic.  No matter what the event, we use learned coping skills to be able to move forward.  There are many people, especially men, who have decided that “Toughing it Out” is their way of coping, rather than “Talking it Out”.  But, what are the consequences?

I'm Not Crazy

In recent weeks I have overheard this conversation multiple times

Friend 1:  Wow, I am so overwhelmed

Friend 2:  Have you thought about seeking help?

Friend 1:  What do you mean?

Friend 2:  You know, go see a therapist

Friend 1:  I AM NOT CRAZY!

The implication here is that only crazy people need counseling, when in reality you are crazy for NOT going to counseling

Will 2017 be "The Best Year Ever"?

Every year about this time, my mom makes her annual and confidant declaration: “Next year is going to be the BEST YEAR EVER!”

It does not matter how good or bad the year before has been, nor does it matter what the next year looks to be.  It is always the same, and it is always “THE BEST YEAR EVER!”

Over Exaggeration will not win the fight

“Lovers fight when they believe their partners don't care about how they feel. They fight about the pain of disconnection.”  Dr. Steven Stosny. 

When we feel disconnected, it is vitally important to relive that pain and become connected again.  A huge, and common, mistake couples make while fighting is over exaggerating statements in order to make a point.  For example, how many times have you heard, “You never do this” or “You always do that”.

Say "I" when "You" fight

Fighting is inevitable within any relationship, but it does not have to be a negative or a destructive experience.  If both parties are fighting to improve the relationship and the situation rather then wanting to “be right” or to “win”, a lot of good can come from a confrontation. 

Why our kids grow so much at our camps?

The reasons why we are so effective in helping kids grow and develop is due to the consistent and focused way we use our time camp.

How to Be a Man

There is a cruel irony to society’s view of what “Being a Man” is.  In general, we want a MAN to be strong, have the answers, and to take care of the family.  Society also tells men that they are not allowed to explore their thoughts and feelings, and definitely not allowed to talk about their thoughts and feelings.  Message received… “I’ll tough it out”. 

The most important thing in football is Relationships

The college football and NFL seasons have finally begun, and for millions of us fans we can finally travel, prepare, tailgate, and cheer for our favorite teams on their pursuit of the playoffs and of the title(s).  After months of preparations, coaches and players can actually begin to play and live out their dreams.  But, at the season’s end, many of these same coaches and players will say good-bye to their team they have put so much blood, sweat and time into.  My question is what will they miss the most?

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