Camps

The following camps are designed for children with stroke and other neurological issues. By providing this list, the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke is not implying endorsement of any of the listings. We would like to make this list as comprehensive as possible, so please notify us with any updates or additions. Thank you!

Camp Cranium
Located at Camp Victory in Millville, Pennsylvania
Camp Cranium is a one-week summer camp for kids, ages 6 – 18, who have either experienced a traumatic or acquired brain injury.
For more information contact Lexi Geib, info@campcranium.org

Camp Helping Hands, Helping Hands House,
West Caldwell, NJ
Session 1: June 29 – July 24, 2020
Session 2: July 27 – August 21, 2020
Mandatory Registration due by April 1, 2020
Ages 18 months to 18 years, however please contact them for information about their individualized programs for younger than 18 months and their teenagers/young adults program for 18 years old and above.
In addition to their expanding therapy services, they offer on-site accommodations for families on a first come, first serve basis who attend their Helping Hands programs. Housing and therapy programs are now available throughout the year. Families come from around the country as well as internationally for their intensive therapy programs and can now live on site for the 4 weeks their child receives our services.
For more information contact Scott Matthews, info@intensivetherapeutics.org or 973-771-1582

Camp Kid Power, Camp Kid Power flyer (2019), more info
Chicago area
Session 1 June 15-July 3, 2020 (Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm)
Session 2 July 6-July 24, 2020 (Monday -Friday, 9am-12pm)
Camp Kid Power is an intensive summer therapy camp for children with hemiplegia ages 3 to 16 years old. Occupational and physical therapists combine principles of modified constraint induced movement therapy, bimanual intensive training, and caregiver education into a fun and playful group environment.
For more information contact Jeni Bates, jbates@kidnectivity.org

CP Soccer Camp
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
June 27 – July 2, 2020
ages 10 years through high school age
This is a sleep away camp, open to kids with ambulatory CP, stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Crossway CIMT Camp, 2020 CIMT Camp flyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 10 – July 1, 2020
Crossway Pediatric Therapy uses a multi-component approach including robotics to treat hemiplegia. Crossway is currently home to the ONLY Armeo Boom upper extremity robot rehab devices outside of a hospital or acute rehab setting in Charlotte, NC. This therapy specifically helps to improve mobility, range of motion and coordinated arm movements.
There will be a preschool age group consisting of age 2-5 and an older group age 6-12. You must be able to attend all 3 weeks of the camp in order to be accepted.
For more information contact Shelley Dean, shelley@crosswaytherapy.com

Crossway Summer Academic Camp, 2020 Academic Camp flyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
Session 1: July 6 – 9 and July 13 – 16, 2020
Session 2: July 2020 – 23 and July 27 – 30, 2020

Ages 4 – 10 who need academic, communication and social skills reinforced through the summer.
For more information contact Shelley Dean, shelley@crosswaytherapy.com
Please email rebecca@crosswayacademy.com prior to registration to ensure the weeks you want are still available. Current Crossway students have first priority; prospective Crossway students have second priority. “We create a curriculum for the child: we don’t fit the child into the curriculum.”

Helping Kids with Hemiplegia
Chapel Hill, North Carolina/UNC Hospitals
Camp Dates: June 17 – 24, 2020APPLICATION DEADLINE: applications must be received by 12 noon(EST) March 20, 2020
UNC Children’s offers Helping Kids with Hemiplegia – CIMT Camp, a therapeutic day camp incorporating modified constraint-induced movement therapy into fun, goal-oriented games and activities for kids ages 4 to 10 with with a diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Helping Kids with Hemiplegia CIMT Camp does not charge registration or program fees thanks to generous private donations from families, local businesses, fundraising events, grants and our volunteers. A $100 tax-deductible donation is encouraged to help sustain our program.
For more information and to complete an online application go to: Helping Kids with Hemiplegia – CIMT Camp. Applications are due by 12 noon(EST) on March 20, 2020. * Priority is given to North Carolina residents, however they do accept out of state applicants.
If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please email helpingkids.unc@gmail.com, be sure to include your name, school, area of study and year. (must be 18 years old to volunteer)
Questions? Email helpingkids.unc@gmail.com.
You can get up-to-date information on their Helping Kids with Hemiplegia – a constraint movement camp Facebook page.

Intensive Therapy Camp at The Boston Ability Center
The Boston Ability Center is located in Wellesley Hills MA, 02481
A new second location is in Natick, MA, 01760

Mini Camp Session I: Feb 17 – 21, 2020, Mini Camp Session II: April 21 – 24, 2020, (Registration deadline for Session II: Friday March 20, 2020)
Summer Camp 3 Week Intensive: July 27 – August 14, 2020 (Registration deadline: Friday April 3, 2020)
Camp is designed for children diagnosed with neuromuscular impairments, ages 3-10. The Camp utilizes evidence-based interventions including Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy, and Lite Gait® to help child work on improving the neurological function of his/her upper or lower extremities, and meet fine and gross motor goals.
For more information contact the Front Desk at frontdesk@bostonabilitycenter.com or call 781-239-0100
Watch this video of previous fun and functional CIMT camps to learn more! 

Powerhouse Therapy, Powerhouse flyer
Atlanta, Georgia area, (Two locations: Roswell and Jones Creek)
June 1 – June 26, 2020 and July 6 – July 24, 2020
Powerhouse provides CIMT in summer group sessions and individualized programs throughout the year. Ages 1 to 16 years
For more information contact Charlene Kurkjian, charkurk@gmail.com or call 404-933-9869
Powerhouse Therapy provides constraint-induced movement therapy and Bimanual Therapy for children with upper extremity weakness/Hemiplegia. Children participate in individual 1:1 intensive therapy with an occupational therapist for three or four week sessions.