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Dr. Hallowell's
ADHD Family Summer Camp,
now for New and Returning Families!

Glen Arbor, MI
July 15 - 20, 2018

 

 

 
 

A summer camp like none other! Families will learn, connect, and explore together in the most beautiful place in America, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! 

Dr. Hallowell and Rob Himburg have created a one-of-a-kind weeklong camp for families with children ages 8 to 18. Now in it's 12th year, parents participate with Dr. Hallowell in highly interactive, discussion-based seminars, while children work and play with Rob in highly experiential, adventure-learning programs. The combination of these parallel programs have had exponential growth effects for families - transforming past patterns and opening the way for better communication, understanding, and connection. In fact, these programs have been so helpful that, based on camper feedback and demand, we are thrilled to now offer two simultaneous camps for new and returning families! New campers thrive from a more structured curriculum, while returning campers process their post-camp experiences and develop new skills.

From childhood through adulthood, ADHD can present both difficult dilemmas as well as unique opportunities for change, growth, and success. Dr Hallowell's goal is to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls. When ADHD diagnoses emphasize what is wrong, people start to regard themselves with negativity including shame, fear, and self-doubt. When ADHD treatments begin, however, with efforts to identify what is good, useful, and powerful, people start to regard themselves with positivity emphasizing their strengths and unique gifts and encouraging acceptance, courage, and authenticity.  

When explaining ADHD to a child, Dr Hallowell says, "You have a turbo charged mind - like a Ferrari engine, but you have the brakes of a bicycle. Don't worry, though, because Rob and I are brake experts." When ADHD is properly treated, the person can fulfill their dreams and succeed in whatever ways their talents lead them. Many doctors, lawyers, CEO's, inventors, actors, writers, explorers, entrepreneurs, and innovators in diverse fields all have the trait so misleadingly called ADHD. 

Interweaving introductory information with advanced material based on a strength-based approach to diagnosis and treatment, these seminars will show you how to unwrap the gifts of ADHD and help yourself and/or those who have it to succeed at the very highest of levels.

Daily Schedule*   -   July 15 - 20, 2018

  • Sunday Evening Welcome Reception
  • New camper seminars Monday through Friday from 9am to noon
  • Returning camper seminars Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
  • Kids activities include art, music, kayaking, farming, and mindfulness
  • Breakfast Monday through Friday
  • Lunch-To-Go Monday through Thursday
  • Dinner Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 
  • Special after-dinner activities Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • Evenings by the pool and on the beach with bonfires and s'mores
  • Special Group Photos in Camp T-Shirts
  • Morning mindfulness practices

*Tentative

 

 

 

To discuss how you and your family may benefit from this transformative experience, call Sue Hallowell, LICSW     (781) 820-0881

cost per person includes:

  • 12 meals, 1 reception
  • Adult seminars with Dr. Hallowell: New Campers 15 hours, Returning Campers 8 hours
  • Child/teen seminars with Rob Himburg: New Campers 15 hours, Returning Campers 8 hours
  • Children's activities with transportation
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • A one-of-a-kind experience for parents and children with ADHD!

Dr. HALLOWEll'S Distraction Podcast Episode about camp

Detroit Free Press touts Glen Arbor as one of the top places to visit in 2018! 

What Parents are saying about last year's camp:

"This experience was fantastic for both my kids and myself. We all learned so much and enjoyed meeting the other families and spending time in such a beautiful setting." 

"It was a fantastic experience and will foster deep discussions with my son regarding his ADHD for a long time to come." 

"This camp has truly been eye-opening and life-changing! Thank you for helping us unwrap our ADHD gifts!" 

"If you are questioning whether or not to go, GO!

Getting There

The Homestead Resort is about 30 miles away from Traverse City, MI and the Cherry Capitol Airport (TVC). The airport has several ground transportation options including car rental companies and a shuttle service recommended by The Homestead called Blue Lakes By the Bay. It's a beautiful drive from Traverse City to Glen Arbor and The Homestead through lush farm lands and by beautiful green lakes, so enjoy the trip!  

CLICK HERE for Google Maps from Traverse City Airport
to Glen Arbor and The Homestead

Dr. Hallowell's Program Details

Dr. Hallowell will meet daily with parents on a range of topics including:

New Campers 

Returning Campers 

1) What's new with nutrition; medication and non-medication treatments; 

2) How to develop parenting strategies that can de-escalate unwanted behaviors and defuse family struggles;

3) How to make the transition to middle school, high school, and then the big one, college; 

4) How to identify and develop strengths; 

5) How to develop empathy; manage usage of electronics; control compulsive activities and potential addictions; 

6) How to avoid common pitfalls in dating and choosing romantic partners;

7) How to work with teens who refuse treatment;

8) All Your Specific questions will get answered by Dr. Hallowell

9) PLUS skill development from Sue Hallowell, LCSW, and Marise Rowell, LCPC, on increasing emotional intelligence and tolerance to reduce emotional dys-regulation. 

Rob Himburg's Program Details

Rob will meet daily with students on a wide range of topics including:

New Campers

Drawing on twenty years of experience as a school director, counselor, coach and teacher, Rob brings expert knowledge and skills to working with students who are intelligent, creative and unique learners. Rob has guided hundreds of young people through a highly specialized adventure learning program rooted in a strengths-based and holistic approach to understanding intelligence.

Building strong connections through fun and challenging learning adventures, students find their natural intelligences and learn to apply their strengths in all aspects of life. Learning adventures bring students outside the traditional classroom setting to observe, practice and learn in the dynamic environments around them. Learning is accelerated when students are immersed in environments that foster problem solving, creative thinking, collaboration, determination and resilience. 

Students love Rob’s unconditional regard for their well being combined with a highly individualized plan for developing the academic and social skills they are looking for. Rob practices a holistic approach to helping students - incorporating nutrition, activity, sleep and mindfulness with core academic skill building. Whether coaching students to create and maintain systems of organization, guiding a student toward the right college choice or collaborating with a college graduate to launch their career, Rob brings a positive and pragmatic approach focused on tangible results. 

Students can expect to gain new insights and awareness for improving: 

  • organization

  • time management

  • study strategies

  • homework routines

  • advocacy skills 

  • concentration

  • memory

  • follow through

 

Examples of Learning Adventure activities: 

  • kayaking

  • biking

  • cooking

  • beach and forest hikes

  • group games

 

Returning Campers

 - Passion: finding purpose, using strengths to build skills  

 - Wellness: nutrition, sleep, mindfulness and play as critical agents for success

 - Growth: building and sustaining an open mindset for learning, change and growth

- New Activities: geared to help kids learn and enjoy how they learn.

Returning Campers may have flexibility to participate with new camper activities as determined by parental approval, desire, skill level, and potential for becoming a volunteer helper or mentor. More details to come...

Meet the Team

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, a NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004, graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, and is the founder of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle. These Centers offer comprehensive mental health diagnostic and treatment services to patients and their families. 

He is the host of “Distraction,” a weekly podcast that offers insights, strategies and tactics for coping and thriving in this crazy-busy, 24/7 over-connected modern world. Following the launch in 2016, the show immediately appeared among iTunes’ list of New and Noteworthy podcasts, and it consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of some 300,000 podcasts in terms of weekly downloads.

He has authored twenty books on various psychological topics including attention deficit disorder, the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness in life, forgiveness, dealing with worry, and managing excessive busyness. Dr. Hallowell’s most recent book, Driven to Distraction at Work was published by Harvard Business Review Press in January 2015. His Memoir, Because I Come From A Crazy Family The Making Of A Psychiatrist will be released on June 12, 2018.

Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized public figure who has been interviewed for his expert opinion on every major TV show including Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Today, Dr. Phil, 60 Minutes and CNN and many leading publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and Time Magazine.

Dr. Hallowell’s practices his trademark strength-based approach and always comes across as genuine, humorous, transparent and passionate whether he is practicing working with clients in the Hallowell Centers or addressing a wide range of topics in his writings and public appearances. 

Learn more at www.DrHallowell.com

 

Rob Himburg

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EDUCATION/TRAINING
Rob Himburg earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, then went on to a master’s program in Rehabilitation Psychology at Appalachian State University. He began his career at the Charles Armstrong School in Belmont, CA where he directed the counseling department, created an outdoor education program and coached football, basketball and soccer. From 2005-2013, Rob led the academic program at The Leelanau School as Director of Education. Guiding the school through the creation of a strengths-based experiential learning program, Rob’s vision and innovation helped put Leelanau on the map as one of the premier high schools for students with ADD, dyslexia and other learning differences. Currently, Rob is the Director of, Upland Hills School in Oxford, MI.

Independently, Rob has designed and led dozens of learning adventures to Kauai, Costa Rica, the Sierra Mountains and sailing on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Rob has presented at numerous conferences and consulted for independent schools. 

SPECIALTY/PRIMARY APPROACH
Rob’s specialty is working from a strengths-based and experiential learning perspective with children identified with ADD. Building strong connections through fun, challenging and unique learning adventures, Rob’s students find their natural intelligences and learn to apply their strengths in all aspects of life. Learning adventures bring students outside the traditional clinical setting to observe, practice and learn in dynamic environments. Rob practices a holistic approach to helping students - incorporating nutrition, activity, sleep and mindfulness into a prescriptive plan for positive behavior change.

When not adventuring around the city or from afar, Rob works remotely with students via Skype/FaceTime, phone and text. Today’s students appreciate the efficiency of connecting on their time and according to their needs.

 

 

Sue George Hallowell, LICSW

Sue George Hallowell, LICSW, attended the University of Virginia and Boston College. She has been a social worker for 30 years. She has been in Private Practice since 1984 and works with adults as well as doing much work as a couple's therapist. She was the Director of Inpatient Social work at Mass Mental Health Center, an Associate Professor at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work (adjunct) for 12 years and is currently the Clinical Director for the Hallowell Center NYC. She co-authored Married to Distraction, has appeared on Dr Phil, Dr Oz and the Today show as well as several radio shows. She is the mother of three children, is married to Dr. Edward Hallowell and practices at the New York Hallowell Center.

See more on Sue, especially her work with couples and ADHD, here.

 

Marise Rowell, LCPC, NCC

Marise Rowell, LCPC, attended Tulane University, Auburn University, and Montana State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Montana, and a Senior Staff Counselor for Montana State University's Counseling & Psychological Services. Her specialties include working with ADHD, depression and anxiety, shame resiliency, substance abuse, mindfulness, and bereavement. She has experience working as a program director planning camps for families battling cancer, as well as experience working with families facing dementia, and over 15 years in the hotel industry. She also holds an M.A. in Communications with a focus in Training & Organizational Development, and has experience customizing trainings for businesses and organizations. Marise is currently undergoing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, which she plans to complete before camp. As well as professional experience with ADHD, Marise has personal experience with herself and her daughter, and looks forward to working with Ned, Sue, and Rob in helping other families learn to thrive with ADHD!

New Camper Registration

Camper Cost Includes:

  • 12 meals plus 1 reception
  • 15 hours of programming for parents with Dr. Ned Hallowell, including time with Sue Hallowell on family dynamics and ADHD
  • 15 hours of programming for children and teens with Rob Himburg
  • Children's activities with transportation
  • Camp T-Shirts
  • A one-of-a-kind experience with memories and new knowledge that will last a lifetime!

Please choose the "quantity" to match the number of family members attending, and complete the Family Registration Form to process your payment. We are so excited to meet you and your family! 

To Register...

Click REGISTER HERE on the right, or if you have questions or want to mail a check call Sue Hallowell at (781) 820-0881.  

Cancellation Policy

$100 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If cancellation occurs by May 31st, 2018, all but $100 will be reimbursed. If cancellation occurs between June 1st to June 15th, 2018, 50% less $100 will be refunded. Registration fees are non-refundable after June 16th, 2018.

Returning Camper Registration

Camper Cost Includes:

  • 12 meals plus 1 reception
  • 8 hours of programming for parents with Dr. Ned Hallowell, including time with Sue Hallowell and Marise Rowell on skill development
  • 8 hours of programming for children and teens with Rob Himburg, plus a morning activity with new campers harvesting food at a local farm for dinner
  • Children's activities with transportation
  • Camp T-Shirts
  • Another one-of-a-kind experience with extra time to enjoy more of the Glen Arbor area, make more memories, and gain new knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime!

Please choose the "quantity" to match the number of family members attending, and complete the Family Registration Form to process your payment. We are so excited to see you all again! 

To Register...

Click REGISTER HERE on the left, or if you have questions or want to mail a check call Sue Hallowell at (781) 820-0881.  

Cancellation Policy

$100 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If cancellation occurs by May 31st, 2018, all but $100 will be reimbursed. If cancellation occurs between June 1st to June 15th, 2018, 50% less $100 will be refunded. Registration fees are non-refundable after June 16th, 2018.

All Meals Only Option

Meals only includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, and 1 reception, and must accompany at least one camper registration. Please choose the "quantity" to match the number of family members joining us for meals only, and complete the Meals Only Form to process your payment. We look forward to seeing you! 

Cancellation Policy

Non-refundable seven days prior to the event. 

Click REGISTER HERE on the right, or if you have questions or want to mail a check call Sue Hallowell at (781) 820-0881.  

 

 

Dinners Only Meal Option

Dinners only includes 3 dinners and 1 reception, and must accompany at least one camper registration. Please choose the "quantity" to match the number of family members joining us for dinners only, and complete the Meals Only Form to process your payment. We look forward to seeing you! 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Non-refundable seven days prior to the event. 

Click REGISTER HERE on the left, or if you have questions or want to mail a check call Sue Hallowell at (781) 820-0881.