TherapyTown Summer Camps
In this fun, intensive, and interactive camp, articulation skills are targeted and improved in speech-language pathologist-led activities. Each participant will receive an individual consultation to set the family’s individualized speech goals for the camp, daily group therapy, daily individual therapy, and an actionable plan for carryover at home. Kids will have a blast making gains in their targeted speech skills and will improve their social skills with their new friends working on their own targeted speech skills.
Eat the Rainbow! Healthy Eating Cooking Classes for Kids
In these garden-to-table interactive cooking classes, kids will learn the importance of healthy eating and incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets on a daily and weekly basis. Our registered dietician will facilitate a love of healthy eating by creating positive interactions with food. Kids will learn how to menu-plan, will pick fresh fruits and veggies from our very own garden to incorporate into their meals, will cook tasty healthy food in our state-of-the-art kids’ test kitchen, and will sit down and enjoy their colorful and healthy creations with their peers. Ages 7-11.
Finger Play-Precursor to Writing Camp
This will be a wonderful camp to introduce your young children to the idea of hand writing. Members of our Occupational Therapy team will work with your child on the foundation skills that need to be in place before learning to write. They will guide your child through fun, sensory activities to strengthen hands and fingers to give your child the building blocks they will need, still making the process engaging and fun for your little one. Ages 4-6
Food Explorers Camp
In this playful and hands-on camp, kids will learn to become food explorers! We will work on expanding food repertoires and developing healthy positive interactions with food in our state-of-the-art kids’ test kitchen! Together with friends, we will tackle the issues of picky eaters in a positive and rewarding environment led by therapists that are specifically trained to facilitate positive changes in your child’s food environment. Ages 4-8.
Friendship Club – Social Skills Classes
In these fun and interactive classes, our friends will learn the social aspects of making and keeping friends. We will learn how to recognize social cues, how to join a group, how to read facial expressions and nonverbal cues, how to interpret and express feelings appropriately, how to build upon likenesses, how to have and express empathy, and so much more. Lots of brainstorming, game-playing, and built-in social opportunities for friends to practice their newly acquired skills. This class will meet weekly in a small group setting. Ages 8-12.
Handwriting Without Tears Camp
We are offering multiple handwriting camps this summer following the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum led by our Occupational Therapy team, including a cursive camp. Kids will practice their handwriting skills through direct handwriting instructions and fun and interactive group games. A screening will be provided at the beginning of each camp so that we can meet your child at his or her skill level and instruct and progress from what they are currently mastering. Materials are included with the camp.
Lively Letters Reading Camp
In this multi-sensory reading program designed by Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, plain and abstract letters and sounds are turned into lively interactive characters that help struggling readers accelerate their reading achievements. This speech-language pathologist-led camp is designed to provide dramatic improvements in phonemic awareness, phonetic decoding, and oral reading in a fun and supportive environment that promotes confidence and fosters an excitement of reading.
Ninja/Jiu Jitsu Camp
This will be a camp that any child can find their inner ninja and learn the Japanese practice of martial arts known as Jiu Jitsu. This camp will be led by one of our Physical Therapists who has practiced Jiu Jitsu for many years and comes with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Your child will learn self defense techniques, how to fall correctly, basic and simple combat moves, agility and coordination training, stretching techniques, and most importantly how to have fun and interact with new friends!
Sensory Stretch Yoga Classes
In these calming yoga sessions, kids will love working on sensory integration, physical posture, and stretching. Kids will learn self-regulation and mindfulness while improving their strength, balance, posture, and confidence in fun creative sessions designed and taught by our physical and occupational therapy teams.
Summer Book Club
In this summer reading book club, kids will get lost in adventure and will improve their reading comprehension, language skills, and have fun meeting new friends. Kids will learn to read for content and will be able to practice building their discussion skills in a fun and lively group led by a speech-language pathologist on a weekly basis. This group setting will foster a love of reading, encourage reading and language skills, and provide confidence in kids in a small group setting where they are challenged to use critical thinking skills in a positive and friendly small group setting for 3rd-5th graders.