Maggie Nash, MSW, M.Ed., Director of Mental Health Education, creates the curriculum and programming at Camp Neeka. “At the core of Camp Neeka’s mission is the commitment to provide a safe and supportive environment where kids can freely explore their emotions, develop resilience, and build lasting connections,” Nash said. “From daily check-ins to movement therapy, every element of the camp is designed purposefully to help campers flourish.”
Returning camper Evelyn, age 13, has attended Camp Neeka for the last seven years. “My favorite part is meeting all the counselors and making new friends. This year I learned how to talk about my feelings and how I can manage them,” she said.
In addition to participating in group therapy, art therapy, and movement therapy during the week, campers take several field trips, including therapeutic horseback riding, and visits to local farms, botanical gardens, and waterparks.
“Camp Neeka field trips are not just a break from routine; they are fun, engaging opportunities for our campers to broaden their horizons, explore new spaces, and apply the skills they are learning,” said Nash.