Rich & Associates

Erika Rich, Ph.D., Owner and Director


Friendship Island: A Social Skills Summer Camp

Rich and Associates offers a Social Skills Summer Camp for children starting at age 5 through the end of middle school who will be grouped by age and working with experienced therapists at a 3:1, camper:counselor ratio. Each week is a different set of activities!

What is Social Skills Camp?

This will be a social skills "boot camp" that is more intensive than our weekly groups. It is perfect for our current clients or for those who are just interested in the camp experience. The camp is appropriate for all children who are having a hard time making or keeping friends. Utilizing evidence-based strategies such as role plays, in vivo coaching, and positive behavior systems, our fun-filled curriculum will especially target:

  • Joining in to groups of children at play or in conversation
  • Dealing with teasing and other conflict negotiation skills
  • Social communication skills--both verbal and nonverbal
  • Reading social cues--including perspective-taking
  • Emotion regulation
  • Mindfulness
  • Organization, collaboration, and problem-solving

Campers are given a special power based on their specific social skills goal for each week (Regulator, Equalizer, Negotiator, or Perceiver) to help them on their journey to Friendship Island at the end of the week. Activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mindfulness Meditation/Yoga
  • Large Scale Building Projects
  • Game Playing- large and small group (obstacle courses, water play)
  • Teamwork Exercises and Role-Plays
  • Customized Sports Coaching by Coach Derek
  • Party on Friendship Island at the end of each week with special activities and snacks!

Dr. Erika Rich will also offer parent seminars during the week (Wednesdays, 9-10am, different topics each week), providing guidelines for how parents can better facilitate social interactions.


  • Cost is $805/week--full nonrefundable payment required to reserve a spot. Lunch and snack are not included.
  • Early bird discount: $685 by February 15th and $735 by April 1st. Enroll in multiple weeks and SAVE $50 on each additional week!
  • Fill out your on-line camp application via our web portal. All campers must fill out an application regardless of your previous attendance at camps, groups, or other Rich and Associates services. IMPORTANT; be sure to complete the payment information section of the on-line camp application. The on-line application process is HIPAA compliant and all information entered is secure.
  • New clients will then need to set up the 30 min intake appt with a masters-level therapist ($50) to be sure your child is a good fit for the program and to develop specific social skills goals for your child.
  • Current or returning clients do not need an intake; we will contact you regarding goals after camp payment and a signed waiver is received.
  • All campers must have a digitally signed Summer Camp waiver and emergency contact list which will be provided via your web portal upon completion of the enrollment process.

Schedule and Location

  • 2019: July 8-12, July 15-19, and August 5-9; 8:45am-2pm
  • Location: 11000 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
  • 2020 and beyond: 2nd and 3rd weeks of July and the 2nd week of August are generally the weeks of camp

Monday through Friday, 8:45am-2pm. Brown bag snack and lunch.

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