Explore Different Senses
This soothing place in which a camper can explore stimuli to various senses, using lighting effects, color, sounds, music, scents, and a range of tactile stimuli in the gentle care of one of our senior counselors.
We have been delighted with our success, and campers typically become calm within minutes and are asleep shortly thereafter.
Importantly, we employ the same non-structured approach that marks our entire program, where the activity itself is entirely controlled by the camper himself/herself, rather than the counselor. Campers can focus on a single sense or choose a multisensory experience. This very factor of giving control to our camper is calming and reassuring. This non-structured approach enhances camper freedom and maximizes his or her comfort and pleasure, promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety and the need to shut out the outside world. Campers typically find the Tipi to be both comforting and fun.