Summer Camp (ages 7-12)

Who can benefit

The ATS summer camp is designed to cater for children between the ages of 7 years and 12 years with difficulties in a variety of areas (playing with friends, homework, dressing, feeding). The aim of the camp is to provide all children with a fun exciting summer camp experience while developing skills of independence and enhancing quality of life.

Camp Themes

  • Organisation and getting ready on time.
  • Leisure and hobby exploration.
  • Social interaction skills
  • Behavioural and emotional regulation
  • Daily life skills such as; basic meal preparation and eating, cleaning and household chores, grooming and dressing
  • Community activities and public transport Management

Parent Orientation Evening

A parent orientation evening will beheld two weeks before the camp starts to gather pertinent information on the children’s needs, abilities, likes and dislikes. An outline is given of the camp plan and the items needed by campers each day.

Content

The campers are divided into groups and matched with children close to their age, with a paediatric therapist as a group leader who is supported by volunteers. Camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, dance, cooking, games, water play, special events, social interaction, and music with an emphasis on skill development in the specified camp themes.

Volunteers include therapists in training, parents and teenagers from our youth programme. The therapists are there to facilitate each child’s engagement and participation in the camp activities. Depending on the child’s specific needs different therapeutic approaches will be utilized. Parents will receive feedback on how their child participates throughout the camp.

Programme details

The camp runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the first three weeks in August. Campers have the option of attending for one, two or three weeks depending on availability. The camp runs from 10:00am – 2:30pm (4 ½ hours) each day.

The camp runs Monday to Friday from the 18th to 22nd of July from 10:00am – 2:00pm (4 hours) each day. Applications must be made prior to June 18th. Once your application has been received you will be contacted to confirm your child’s place on the camp.