Therapeutic Summer Camp for Kids
Summer is a great opportunity for intervention and to make essential developmental gains. Mariposa is proud to offer a variety of therapeutic summer camps. Campers will have fun learning and interacting with similar-aged peers in a variety of activities based on weekly themes. Camps are designed and implemented by pediatric therapy specialists who are focused on providing the highest quality therapeutic recreation activities for kids.
Caterpillars (3-5 years)
This is where the magic begins. Students dive into the imaginative world of play through stories, songs, art, and games. Each week has a different theme to provide a specific content focus. Guided play, storytelling, as well as music and movement are used to learn. Art projects will involve lots of cardboard, tape, scissors, glue, paint, fabric, feathers, and playdough. Other favorites are playing on the equipment in the sensory gym, making snacks, discovering new foods in the kitchen and exploring textures in the sensory tables.
Experiential learning is all about empowering the creative thinker. Students explore a weekly theme through book time, hands-on art, music, and activities. Children will take deeper dive into storytelling, following directions, recalling information, and improving listening skills. Therapist guided games inspire opportunities for social initiation, responses and interaction with peers. Movement, music and art projects are intentionally designed to improve coordination, sensory processing and emotional regulation.
Encouraging positive behaviors and promoting independence is the goal. Students will explore weekly themes by taking part in projects that support life skills. Bring your thinking caps as students will work together to solve problems during cooking, games, adventures, science experiments and building activities. Our therapists will challenge students with learning, playing, and have some fun. Come explore with us.
Summer Reading Program
Does your child guess at words when reading? Does your child skip words or have difficulty sounding out new words? Does your child not understand what they have just read? Is it hard for your child to leap to the next reading level? Summer is the perfect time for intensive reading therapy! We use a multi-sensory approach combining language and occupational therapy to target underlying brain-based learning skills which prove to be more successful than a traditional reading program or tutor-like instruction. We will build a customized program to meet your child’s needs. Optimal outcomes for summer intensives have daily attendance for approximately 2-3 hours for six weeks.
Our therapeutic summer camps are intended to enhance and enrich skills through fun and engaging activities. Whether it is transitioning into the next grade, discovering abilities or learning new skills, Mariposa summer camp has you covered. We empower children with the skills necessary to navigate life.
- Improve coordination, sensory processing and emotional regulation
- Facilitate speech, language and social communication skills.
- Encourage positive behaviors and promote independence and problem-solving skills
- Build skills in a positive feeding environment with peer models to expand food diversity
Our therapeutic summer camps are intended to enhance and enrich skills through fun and engaging activities. Whether it is transitioning into the next grade, discovering abilities or learning new skills, Mariposa summer camp has you covered. We empower children with the skills necessary to navigate life. Contact us for more information.
We will be following CDC guidelines provided to ensure everyone’s safety.
Camp dates: 6 weeks (June & July)
Time: Mornings | Afternoons