PEERS Program Silver Spring Campus

  • Fostering independence and confidence through social skills Aristotle PEERS program is a skills-based, interactive summer program designed to develop social skills in young teens (ages 12-15 years) who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a sequential, social skills intervention program benefiting adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other social-communicative deficits.

    Our goal is to help students learn ways to make and keep friends, as well as living and independency skills required for high school and adulthood. Through hands-on social activities, weekly field trips, and authentic summer camp experiences, students will be able to rehearse in natural environments the social skills and strategies as they learn them.

    Our program is for students between rising 7th and 10th grades, who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends while enjoying fun camp experiences. Each weekly theme has a corresponding parent coaching class to discuss critical social concepts and practice becoming social coaches to provide ongoing support of their teen’s social development.  

    Parent Information Sessions

    Parents interested in admissions to the PEERS Program at Silver Spring Campus for Summer 2019 are invited to attend an Open House to learn more about our program and camp. The information sessions are intended for parents/guardians only. 

    Contact Scott Swick at or 301-588-8048 to learn more.

    How to Apply

    Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2019 for rising Kindergarten through 9th graders. Please note the application deadline of May 8, 2019. We ask families to submit applications by the deadline in order to ensure proper staffing, groupings and supplies. We will of course still consider applications submitted after the deadline if we still have spaces available!

    Camper Visit

    All students new to The Auburn School or Camp Aristotle must attend a visit to ensure that Camp Aristotle can meet their needs. Applicants will be contacted in order to schedule after their entire application has been received and processed.

    Summer 2019

    PEERS is a 5-week program from July 8th – August 9th. Classes are held every day from 8:30am – 3:30pm; with a corresponding parent coaching session from 3-5 pm every Monday. The cost of the program is $3500 and students must commit to the full 5 weeks. Aftercare is available for an additional fee.