|An intensive program consisting of two 4-week sessions:|
|Session 1: June 26th to July 21st, 2023 (closed July 4th)|
Session 2: July 24th to August 18th, 2023
Weekdays, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
|Availability is first-come, first-served. Full-time enrollment will have priority over modified schedules.|
Child’s cast must be brought to camp everyday. Parents will be expected to provide their child’s lunch.
Registration will open on December 1st, 2022
Mandatory Registration by April 1st, 2023
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Learn about the Helping Hands House, a home for families attending our Helping Hands programs.
At our Helping Hands programs we have had children with hemiplegia come from around the world. We run the program in a group, as a camp, so it can actually be a FUN experience. Kids seeing other kids with similar issues is often a unifying experience and can be more motivating to participate in therapeutic activities than individual therapy experiences. Wearing a cast for 6 hours a day isn’t a battle because all of the other kids are doing it . . . it is just what you do.
Helping Hands uses carefully designed activities to drive therapeutic gains. For parents who choose to combine disciplines, activities specifically designed to integrate 1, 2 or 3 therapy services will be built into the camp day. The exciting part of this unique integration of OT, PT and speech goals within a single activity allows a child a full-body, “real world” experience. For example, if balloon volleyball is the camp activity, OT, PT and speech goals can all be met through the strategic emphasis and sequencing of jumping, running, hitting a balloon back and forth, as well as verbal communication with peers. Therapists will seamlessly collaborate to create these ideal therapeutic scenarios and help maximize each moment of the camp day.
We also have weekly education sessions for the parents during the camp, so questions can be answered and information about activities and treatment can be conveyed.
See below for fee schedule.
Choices of Intensive Therapy Services
|Tier 1: Occupational Therapy|
|This is our base program/standard camp.|
Your child will receive up to 6 hours per day within group setting.
|Tier 2: Two Therapy Services|
| OT + Speech OR OT + PT|
Our base program, plus ONE (1) additional discipline. Minimum 5 hours per week of additional discipline within group setting.
|Tier 3: All 3 Therapy Services|
|OT + Speech + PT|
Our base program, plus speech AND PT.
Minimum 5 hours per week of EACH additional discipline within group setting.
A customized schedule is available based on your child’s age and ability to tolerate therapy. For example, if your child is under the age of 3, we can create a program specifically for you. The cost of the program will be prorated based on your predetermined, customized schedule.
Cast Fees and Add-On Options
|Small — $150|
Medium — $175
Large — $200
|The child’s cast must be brought every day.|
|24/7 Casting Program|
|Child wears a cast 24/7 for the first 2 weeks (cast is removed 1st week, then replaced with a new one)|
The second 2 weeks continue with a removable cast (same as traditional camp).
|Fee: based on cast size (3 casts included)|
|Additional Individual Sessions|
|Additional INDIVIDUAL sessions are available before or after program hours.|
Limited spots available.