Registration is now open! See below for details.
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 Summer Camp for Kids experience involves children in daily fine motor and gross motor play activities and social experiences offering a chance for growth and fun! Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 am to 12 noon, including a light snack. Your child will have the option of registering for one of the two summer camp weeks.
This year camp will take place during the week of July 11-15 and July 18-22. Be sure to let us know if your child is available for either week when registering. All activities will take place on the University of Puget Sound campus, in the Weyerhaeuser building.
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.
There is no charge for participation in the Pediatric Summer Camp. Donations, to support this ongoing community experience, are gladly accepted.