Camp Connect

A summer program for teaching children social skills and emotional regulation just in time for back to school

Camp Connect was created in 2012 by Sanam Pejuhesh after seeing a deep need in her clients for more guidance and support with social skills and emotional regulation. At the core of these important skills is the child’s ability to love, accept and be kind to him/herself. As we develop a loving and accepting relationship with ourselves, we become more capable of taking these skills and offering them into our relationships with others. From these ideas, Camp Connect was born.

Children, ages 5-9, will spend five fun and active days playfully learning about feelings, forming and keeping friendships, accepting differences and recognizing strengths, self-awareness, self-acceptance, personal space, bullying and more. Each day’s activities include art, music, yoga, outside game and play time, feelings journals, stories, puppets and much more. We will be bringing in experts in a number of areas including yoga, music therapy and art therapy to help the children learn these vital life skills in creative and interactive ways.

Camp Connect will be co-facilitated by Sanam Pejuhesh, MA and Mia Bertram, LPC. Both Mia and Sanam are psychotherapists in private practice who specialize in Play Therapy. Each has been working with children and families for over 20 years. They each offer a compassionate presence and a deep understanding of brain development and emotional regulation to their work as counselors and educators. For more information on Mia visit For more information on Sanam visit the About Sanam page of this website.


Ages 7-9 will take place July 21-25, 2014 from 8:30-11:30 am

Ages 5-7 will have two separate sessions August 4-8 and August 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 am
(Children are welcome to sign up for one or both sessions.)

Early registration (before May 15) $300.00 per child
After May 16 $325.00 per child

Please include a $10.00 processing fee when paying by Paypal (link below).

Boulder, CO (please stay tuned for more location information)

To register, please send in your payment (either by check or Paypal) and the registration form below to Colorado Play Therapy and Parenting Support, 2845 Wilderness Place Suite 208, Boulder, CO 80301.

Camp Connect 2014 Registration

“I cannot say enough good things about Camp Connect.  My daughter went the summer before starting Kindergarten and continues to use the skills she learned there on a daily basis.  A few examples of the messages that stuck for her are how to say what she feels, how to take space when she needs it and how to empathize with others.  These skills will serve her for her entire life.  More importantly, the care, knowledge and communication of the instructors well exceeded my expectations.  I felt as though they truly paid attention and gave me incredible feedback of how to support and encourage my daughter to be a socialized and emotionally intelligent human being.  I recommend this camp to any and all parents.”       -2013 camp participant parent



Creating a Harmonious Home

A seminar on empowering parents to strengthen their relationships with themselves, each other and their children

Join Deborah Rubin, LCSW and Sanam Pejuhesh, MA to explore ways to deepen your relationship as individuals and as a couple so that you can reach your highest potential as parents. This workshop will offer participants a unique exploration of how healthy relationships with oneself and one’s partner are the most valuable tools for raising emotionally resilient, self-regulating and confident children. You will learn relationship tools, strategies for self-awareness and self-care, and invaluable parenting skills that can take your most meaningful relationships to entirely new levels.

Stay tuned for details on the next offering of this program.



Meet the facilitators:

Deborah Rubin, LCSW has been working with adults and adolescents for over 15 years. Her
academic and professional training blend the best in Eastern and Western theory and
therapeutic practice. She specializes in a number of areas related to couples including
parenting, relationships and sexuality. She facilitates workshops, providing education and
integration for couples and individuals. She is married and is the mother of two beautiful girls.

Sanam Pejuhesh is a psychotherapist and parenting resource, specializing in children, ages 2-
11. She works closely with parents, caretakers and educators, encouraging a team
approach to support each child’s well being. She believes that every child intrinsically
possesses all that they need to heal and live a fulfilling life and that in a compassionate,
supportive environment they can access these innate gifts.
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