Footprints in the Community is currently hosting it's first annual Summer Therapy Camp for children with special needs in Rowan County.
The camp is held at North Hills Christian School on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings in July.
Summer Camp 2012 is an inclusive therapy camp for children aged 3-8 with special needs and their typically developing peers. The professionals and therapists involved in the camp fully believe in an inclusive model for learning, as children of all abilities benefit from learning together.
The camp is literacy-based with themed units taught utilizing preschool-early elementary level books and paired with planned field trip experiences for hands-on learning.
The purpose of the camp is to bridge the gap for children who may have limited access to therapy services over the summer, whether due to financial or geographic constraints, or due to the typical gap in school-based therapy services over the summer. We strive to help children with special needs continue their developmental progress through participation in Summer Camp 2012 so that they will not lose skills over the summer.
Camp staff include an early education teacher, an occupational therapy professional, a physical therapy professional, and a speech language pathology professional.
During the first two weeks in July, our theme was "Jump, Frog, Jump" and we ended the unit with a visit to the Splash Pad. Take a look at some of the children having a blast in the water!
The second unit will be themed, "The Little Engine That Could!"
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Infant Toddler Family Specialist/P