Summer Camp for Kids

Please check back here next Spring for Summer 2016 registration! 

Pediatric Summer Camp

The School of Physical Therapy provides an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in a summer camp experience. Typically run in July, the Pediatric Summer Camp experience involves children in daily fine motor and gross motor play activities and social experiences offering a chance for growth and fun! Typical camp hours are 9 am to 12 noon, including a light snack. All activities take place on the University of Puget Sound campus.

Camp is run by Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist and a licensed Occupational Therapist.

Children with varied diagnoses are encouraged to register: These include (but are not limited to) cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, motor delays from autism spectrum disorder, coordination disorders, and general orthopedic issues affecting functional mobility and play.


Summer camp registrations are accepted in Spring each year via the Physical Therapy Website. Preference is given to those children who have not had past experience at our summer camp. Children aged 5 to 12 are encouraged to register. A wait list is maintained once our camper spots have been filled. No physician or health care provider referral is necessary. 

Check back here in Spring of 2016 for camp registration. 


There is no charge for participation in the Pediatric Summer Camp. Donations, to support this ongoing community experience, are gladly accepted.

Please view our photo collage to get a glimpse of past camp experiences! 

Contact Information

For additional information contact the School of Physical Therapy Administrative Assistant, Mary Ramsey. 
Phone:  253-879-3180 or E-mail:

What camp is all about: 

The University of Puget Sound's Pediatric Summer Camp is committed to each child's personal growth and development, as well as the need to be a child first and experience the fun of typical summer camp activities. These activities are geared toward and adapted to each child, so that every camper can participate regardless of his or her age or physical ability. Each camper will be paired with a volunteer who is a student of physical therapy or occupation therapy.  This personal attention ensures each camper’s ability to participate successfully in summer camp activities.  The program is run under the supervision of licensed pediatric therapists.