Pediatric Summer Camps 2017
2017 Summer Camp brochure
About Our Program
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services of Boulder Community Health is looking
forward to another year of exciting summer activities! The goal of our
program is to help children of all ages realize their greatest potential.
Our treatment philosophy is to improve a child’s overall functional
abilities while minimizing disabilities.
Our summer programs give children the opportunity to work on physical,
social and language difficulties in exciting and challenging settings.
With our high therapist to child ratio, activities can be tailored to
meet the individual child’s needs and to carry over therapy goals.
Emphasis is placed on peer interaction and activities are designed to
foster improvement in the areas of attention, language, communication,
sensory processing, and physical coordination.
Our staff members are experienced and highly trained pediatric specialists.
Physical and Occupational therapists are skilled in helping children use
their muscles to explore their environment and in helping them to interpret
and learn from information in their surroundings. Speech and language
therapists assist children with communication of their thoughts and ideas.
We also assist children who have learning problems or other difficulties
in school. Therapists help children develop social skills in fun, natural
Scholarships are available to help with camp costs. Families may also submit
their bill for camp to private insurance or access flexible healthcare
spending accounts. Please call for more information about funding possibilities.
To Sign Up
Please select your camp(s) below by clicking on the "Sign Up Here"
button. The link will ask for general information and give you directions
for paying the $50 deposit. We will then email you the forms to complete
your child’s application. Your child’s application will not
be considered complete until the $50 deposit is received.
If you have questions or need further assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 303-415-4466.
All children will be screened to ensure appropriate group placement. We
will make every effort to find a camp group that will meet your camper’s
needs. We hope to assign each camp group in a way that facilitates a great
camp experience for all. Parents will be notified regarding your child’s
acceptance in our summer program after the registration deadline. Your
deposit will be refunded if it is determined that our camp does not meet
your child’s needs following the screening process.
DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS MAY 5, 2017.
A $50 deposit is required for all camps and is payable prior to staring
the registration process. Enrollment in our summer camps assumes attendance
and payment for all days of the camp. Full payment of the balance is required
by the Monday of the week prior to the start of your child’s camp.
2017 Summer Camp Descriptions
Food Explorers camp is designed to help picky eaters get down and dirty
in the kitchen. We will explore the textures, smells, and tastes of foods
from around the world. We will provide hands-on learning about where food
comes from, why it is important for our body, and how to turn basic foods
into delicious meals. Your child will participate in every aspect of mealtime
from setting the table, to preparing ingredients, to cleaning dishes.
Outside of meal time, we will explore our tactile senses through play,
potting plants, and turning food into art. We will also be working on
sensory calming techniques to work through challenging mealtimes. With
our experienced feeding specialists, we strive to turn your picky eater
into a food-loving chef!
AGES: 6 – 8 yearsSign Up Here
DATES: Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28
HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friends Camp is designed to help kids between 5 and 7 years old make friends,
improve body awareness, learn self regulation tools, practice motor skills
and have fun in a play based setting. Children with language, motor and
social skill difficulties may benefit from this camp.
Each camp day consists of activities from The Zones of Regulation self-regulation
program intertwined with kid-friendly activities like swimming, yoga,
rock climbing, playing at the park, picnics, art projects and listening
to stories. The Zones of Regulation curriculum teaches self-regulation
by categorizing feelings and states of alertness into four concrete zones
with each zone represented by a different color. Friends Camp
will take place at Boulder Community Hospital (1100 Balsam Ave). There
will be off-campus trips to the ABC Kids Climbing Gym and North Boulder
Recreation Center. Parents are responsible for transportation and providing
a sack lunch each day.
AGES: 5 – 7 yearsSign Up Here
DATES: Monday – Friday, June 12 – 16
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – bring a lunch
Helping Hands Camp
Helping Hands Camp is designed to incorporate constraint induced movement
therapy (CIMT) by engaging campers in meaningful and purposeful activity
with the affected upper extremity. The goal of camp is to improve functional
use of the arm/hand and reduce the likelihood of non-use. Activities simulate
a daily routine including dressing, brushing teeth, eating meals, and
age appropriate indoor and outdoor play (such as group
games, crafts, water play, music, and yoga). CIMT requires at least some
functional reach/grasp with the involved arm to be an effective treatment
approach. During camp, the non-affected upper extremity will be restrained
using a polyester cast fabricated during the precamp OT clinic visit.
Camp will take place at Boulder Community Hospital (1100 Balsam Ave).
AGES: 4 – 12 yearsSign Up Here
DATES: Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14
HOURS: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – bring a lunch
SOAR Adventure Day Camp
SOAR is a summer day camp for children ages 7 to 12. It is run in collaboration
with Avid4 Adventure and is designed for children who have sensory processing,
language, attention/learning, social skills and/or motor coordination
difficulties. The camp will be run by two therapists from Boulder Community
Health in coordination with the Avid4 Adventure staff. Campers will get
to experience mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and kayaking
in a safe and supportive environment that is customized to their needs
and ability levels. Campers will also participate in team building/social
games, have the opportunity to set personal goals and learn how to process
the highs and lows of the day within the group setting. SOAR is a great
way for children to gain confidence in outdoor activities while also building
the skills needed for participation in our PEAK and SUMMIT sleep-away
camps. Parents drop off and pick up their children at High Peaks/BCSIS
Elementary, 3995 Aurora Ave. in Boulder.
Avid4 Adventure will provide transportation to the daily off-site activities.
AGES: 7 – 12 yearsSign Up Here
DATES: Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23
HOURS: 9:00 a.m. Drop off, 3:00 p.m. Pick up
PEAK Adventure Camp
PEAK is a custom-designed and individualized overnight camp program for
9 to 13 year olds with social skills, flexibility, motor skills and sensory
processing needs. Activities include hiking, canoeing, rock climbing,
a high ropes course, cooking together, social skits and games. Social
skills concepts will be integrated into the various activities throughout
the camp week. Support from Boulder Community Health therapists and camp
staff will make this an individualized, fun and positive experience! Parents
drop off and pick up their children in Breckenridge at the Breckenridge
Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).
Sign Up Here
AGES: 9 – 13 years
DATES: Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14
COST: $800 for the week; meals provided
SUMMIT Adventure Camp
SUMMIT is a 5 day overnight camp for children ages 11 to 16. The program
has been designed as a continuation of the PEAK Adventure Camp in order
to allow older children to further challenge themselves and to refine
skills learned at previous camps. The camp is designed to meet the individual
needs of the child and provides opportunities for children to work on
social, motor, language, self care, sensory processing and self regulation
skills in a supportive environment. SUMMIT camp will be more challenging
than the PEAK camp and will include river rafting and outdoor camping
experiences, as well as activities done on the BOEC grounds. This camp
will be run by two therapists from Boulder Community Health in coordination
with the BOEC staff. Parents drop off and pick up their children in Breckenridge
at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).Sign Up Here
AGES: 11-16 years
DATES: Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28
COST: $850 for the week; meals provided