Camp Cope-A-Lot

Mental Health Does Not Currently Meet Criteria

Camp Cope-A-Lot, an adaptation of Coping Cat – Individual, is a computer-assisted online intervention designed to help children ages 7–13 learn strategies to manage anxiety and stress. The program is divided into two parts with six sessions each. During the first six sessions, online sessions teach the child how to recognize anxious feelings and thoughts, use strategies to manage their anxiety, and reward themselves for facing the anxiety. During the last six sessions, the child completes tasks and participates in role playing situations that cause anxiety. These sessions are completed with the help of a coach, who can be any adult in the child’s life, including the child’s parent or therapist.

Camp Cope-A-Lot does not currently meet criteria to receive a rating because no studies of the program achieved a rating of moderate or high on design and execution.

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed: May 2022


The program or service description, target population, and program or service delivery and implementation information were informed by the following sources: the program or service manual and the program or service developer’s website.

This information does not necessarily represent the views of the program or service developers. For more information on how this program or service was reviewed, visit the download the Handbook of Standards and Procedures, Version 1.0

Target Population

Camp Cope-A-Lot is designed to treat children ages 7–13 who struggle with stress or anxiety.


Camp Cope-A-Lot is completed in 12 sessions that children complete at their own pace. Each session takes about one hour to complete. Children typically complete one session each week over the course of 12 weeks. Children complete the last six sessions with the help of their coach.

Location/Delivery Setting
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings

Camp Cope-A-Lot sessions are delivered online. Coaches help children complete the last six sessions and these can occur in a variety of settings, including clinical settings, schools, and participants’ homes.

Education, Certifications and Training

Camp Cope-A-Lot is a computer-based intervention and is not delivered by a practitioner. Coaches are adults who help children complete the last six sessions of the online program. In cases where organizations are implementing Camp Cope-A-Lot, education and training requirements for coaches are determined by the organization.

Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review

Camp Cope-A-Lot is implemented in conjunction with the Go-To-Gadget Workbook and Coach’s Manual.

Kendall, P. C., & Khanna, M. (2022). Camp Cope-A-Lot. [Online Software].

Kendall, P. C., & Khanna, M. (2022). Go-To-Gadget Workbook.

Kendall, P. C., & Khanna, M. (2022). Camp Cope-A-Lot: Coach’s manual.

Available languages

Camp Cope-A-Lot materials are available in English.

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Note: The details on Dosage; Location; Education, Certifications, and Training; Other Supporting Materials; and For More Information sections above are provided to website users for informational purposes only. This information is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

Results of Search and Review Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for Camp Cope-A-Lot
Identified in Search 6
Eligible for Review 1
Rated High 0
Rated Moderate 0
Rated Low 1
Reviewed Only for Risk of Harm 0
Sometimes study results are reported in more than one document, or a single document reports results from multiple studies. Studies are identified below by their Prevention Services Clearinghouse study identification numbers. To receive a rating of supported or well-supported, the favorable evidence for a program or service must have been obtained from research conducted in a usual care or practice setting.

Studies Rated Low

Study 12110

Storch, E. A., Salloum, A., King, M. A., Crawford, E. A., Andel, R., McBride, N. M., & Lewin, A. B. (2015). A randomized controlled trial in community mental health centers of computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy versus treatment as usual for children with anxiety. Depression and Anxiety, 32(11), 843-852.

Salloum, A., Andel, R., Lewin, A. B., Johnco, C., McBride, N. M., & Storch, E. A. (2018). Family accommodation as a predictor of cognitive-behavioral treatment outcome for childhood anxiety. Families in Society, 99(1), 45-55.

Johnco, C. J., Salloum, A., Lewin, A. B., & Storch, E. A. (2015). Refining clinical judgment of treatment response and symptom remission identification in childhood anxiety using a signal detection analysis on the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 25(9), 674-683.

This study received a low rating because the standards for addressing missing data were not met.

Studies Not Eligible for Review

Study 12103

Kendall, P. C., Khanna, M. S., Edson, A., Cummings, C., & Harris, M. S. (2011). Computers and psychosocial treatment for child anxiety: Recent advances and ongoing efforts. Depression and Anxiety, 28(1), 58-66.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 12104

Sanders, S., Lane, J. J., Losinski, M., Nelson, J., Asiri, A., Holloway, S. M. K., & Rogers, E. (2019). An implementation of a computerized cognitive behavioral treatment program to address student mental health needs: A pilot study in an after-school program. Professional School Counseling, 22(1), 1-9.

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 12105

Crawford, E. A., Salloum, A., Lewin, A. B., Andel, R., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2013). A pilot study of computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety in community mental health centers. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27(3), 221-234.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 12146

Jones, J. E., Blocher, J. B., Jackson, D. C., Sung, C., & Fujikawa, M. (2014). Social anxiety and self-concept in children with epilepsy: A pilot intervention study. Seizure, 23(9), 780-785.

Waters, A. M., Groth, T. A., Sanders, M., O'Brien, R., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2015). Developing partnerships in the provision of youth mental health services and clinical education: A school-based cognitive behavioral intervention targeting anxiety symptoms in children. Behavior Therapy, 46(6), 844-855.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 12264

Khanna, M. S., & Kendall, P. C. (2010). Computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy for child anxiety: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(5), 737-745.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).