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Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP) Program Overview

The Summer Therapeutic Activities Program offers structured and therapeutic programming that targets skill development and emotional support for children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioral issues.

Due to Covid-19 and while social distancing requirements remain in place, curriculum will be presented via telehealth Zoom sessions using PowerPoint presentations and other applications that allow staff to actively engage participants and provide reinforcement throughout lessons.

A Different Kind of Summer Program for Children 

The progress that children make in behavioral issues during the school year sometimes fades away during the summer months. The structured therapeutic environment of STAP can help children maintain that successful behavior between the school years.

In 2020, WellSpan Philhaven is offering a High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder STAP. This is a highly-structured five-week summer program for children age 6-15.

Professional staff with backgrounds in social work, nursing, mental health counseling and development disabilities can help children improve such skills as:

  • Anger Management
  • Coping
  • Problem Solving
  • Feeling Identification
  • Decision Making
  • Social Interaction

STAP usually runs from mid-June to the beginning of August. Please contact us for specific dates. Families are asked to commit to the full five weeks of programming.

WellSpan Philhaven has been committed to providing creative alternatives to deliver high quality services that enable young people to grow and develop skills while simultaneously diminishing their need for high intensity services.

Admissions Process

Children and youth attending the Summer Therapeutic Activities Program can be referred by their family, school, social service agency, mental health provider or clergy. They must have a Medical Assistance Card. Please call us to inquire about registration.

STAP Contact

Call for admission criteria, summer dates and referral information: