Summer Camp for Kids

2016 Camper Registration is now closed. Please check back next Spring for Summer Camp for Kids 2017.  

We appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you in the future!

Summer Camp for Kids

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.

What camp is all about: 

The University of Puget Sound's Summer Camp for Kids 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.

Registration for 2016 is Closed

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.