Camp Follow the Leader
Camp Follow the Leader is a special summer day camp for children with special
needs, ages 5-10, who have unique physical and/or developmental challenges.
If you have struggled with whether your child would fit in a traditional
summer day camp, this may be the camp you've been hoping to discover. Our camp staff includes occupational, physical and speech therapists, teachers,
volunteers and counselors trained to provide a supportive, engaging and
rewarding experience for all.
- Camp activities include art, crafts, sports, music, games and special events.
- Each camper is paired with a volunteer "buddy" for the week.
- Daily group activities include a fine motor control group, a gross motor
control group and a social skills group.
- Campers are organized into smaller peer groups based on age and skill level.
This supportive environment with peers and older buddies provides opportunities
to make friends, engage in cooperative and interactive play, facilitate
positive peer interactions, improve play skills, increase confidence and
independence and participate in community-based experiences.
Not sure if your child would fit in?
In the past we have had campers with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, sensory
integration issues, behavioral issues, physical challenges, brain injury
and cerebral palsy.
Valley Health Pediatric Therapy offers the camp in partnership with Bethel
Lutheran Church and the Shenandoah University School of Health Professions.
Funding is provided by the Winchester Medical Center Foundation.
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