Summer Camp for Kids

Summer Camp for Kids Registration Now Closed.

Please check back in Spring 2018 for our next Summer Camp for Kids opportunity!

Summer Camp for Kids

Looking for summer fun for your child???

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

Camp is run by Physical 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. 

We are wheelchair accessible!  We are not set up to manage children with behavioral or sensory needs that are significant enough to impact the ability to participate in typical day camp activities.  We also require that children be toilet trained for BM’s, or have an adult on-call for diapering and toileting.


Summer camp registration is accepted in Spring each year. 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.

For additional assistance please contact: 
Phone: 253.879.3180



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