3 Amazing Benefits of Summer Camp for Special Needs Children
Therapies and Resources for Children with Autism & Families
Summer camp is a wonderful experience for children that promotes independence and social skills development, as well as encourages them to try new things. At Peak Potential Therapy, we believe that every child should have the experience of summer camp, regardless of any special needs or disabilities. That’s why we coordinate special needs summer camps for children in the Greater Cleveland area through August, affording all children the opportunity to attend camp within a safe, therapeutic, and supportive environment.
These are just 3 of the many amazing benefits of summer camp for special needs children:
- The opportunity to practice social skills. It is so important for children with special needs to have opportunities to practice communication and interaction with peers. Rather than lapse in this area of development during the summer, camp ensures that critical social skills development and growth continues throughout the summer. While children engage in typical summer camp activities, they are practicing these essential skills. They can progress and have success through the summer with the support of a speech therapist or behavior consultant.
- The chance to experience a sense of pride and independence. During Peak Potential Therapy’s summer camps, children in S.M.I.L.E. Summer Camp™,Camp Suntastic™, and Preschool Camp A.B.C™ are presented with many new activities. Within a safe, caring environment with therapists and their peers, they can experience the pride that comes with trying a new activity. Whether it is going down a big slide at Twinsburg Waterpark or feeding long horn steer at Wagon Trails animal park, our older children experience the sense of self-pride and independence that comes when you step outside of your comfort zone and attempt something new and unfamiliar. The preschoolers in Camp A.B.C. also have opportunities to try new play-based activities with their peers.
- The joy of having fun with peers. Above all, the most important benefit of summer camp is having a fun summer! Peak Potential Therapy’s summer camps designed for special needs children ensure that no matter their unique challenges, all children will experience that joy that comes from having fun with your peers.
Are you looking for a summer camp that is right for your child? Peak Potential Therapy offers S.M.I.L.E. Summer Camp™, Preschool Camp A.B.C™. and Camp Suntastic™. Find the summer camp that is the best fit for your child and schedule and register soon. Spaces remain for sessions this summer but will fill fast!