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CommuniCamp™ is a 3+ day Intensive Group Treatment and Parent Training Program to help children and teens ages 3-17 (at every stage of communication e.g. shut-down and non-communicative, nonverbal, somewhat communicative, etc.) with Selective Mutism, social anxiety, and extreme shyness speak in school and other social settings. Based on 20+ years of experience treating Selective Mutism using Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), the evidence-based treatment approach created by world-renowned Selective Mutism expert, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, we will help your child, tween, or teen build the social communication skills necessary for school, the real world, and at home.



The CommuniCamp™ Mission is two-fold: 1) treatment in small, peer-groups in a school for children and teens and 2) parent education, training, and support seminars:

Intensive Group Treatment:

Over the course of a three-day weekend (5 hours/day, 15 hours total), our professionally trained counselors, under the direction of our lead clinicians, work directly with two-to-three campers on social comfort and confidence to instill social confidence, increase communication, and facilitate the learning of coping skills using S-CAT® based strategies using each camper’s individual baseline for social communication. Through these strategies and by removing the expectation for speech and respecting each camper’s baseline, our campers see and hear themselves communicating confidently in a peer-group school setting which translates to their school environment when they get home.

Parent Training, Education, and Support Seminars:

While campers undergo treatment, we simultaneously provide 15 hours of intensive parent education, training, and breakout support sessions so parents can immerse themselves in the world of Selective Mutism and learn strategies, ask questions, share stories, receive support, and feel confident implementing the goals, strategies, and interventions the entire family learned at CommuniCamp™, at home.

CommuniCamp™ has been rated as “excellent,” “life-changing,” and highly recommended by parents!


  • Friday, August 9, 2024: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST (Welcome Orientation)
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST (Day One, Child and Parent Sessions)
  • Sunday, August 11, 2024: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST (Day Two, Child and Parent Sessions)
  • Monday, August 12, 2024: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST (Day Three, Child and Parent Sessions)

The SMart Center’s CommuniCamp™ Program is held multiple times over the course of the year. Click here to find out when!

WHO CAN APPLY? Children and teens (new and existing SMart Center patients) ages 3-17-years-old with Selective Mutism, Social Anxiety, and/or Extreme Shyness (and their families!). Your loved one does not need an official diagnosis to attend.

WHERE IS IT? We rent a local school in the Greater Philadelphia Area (Click here for local, low-cost housing recommendations)



For more detailed information, click on the links below, visit www.CommuniCamp.org or email CommuniCamp@SelectiveMutismCenter.org

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