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. The list has been updated as completely as possible for 2021. 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 28 – July 23, 2021
Session 2: July 26 – August 20, 2021
Mandatory Registration due by April 1, 2021
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 2021 flyer
Chicago area
Session 1 June 6-June 25, 2021(Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm)
Session 2 June 28-July 16, 2021 (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
Golden Goal Sports Park in Fort Ann, New York
June 26 – July 1, 2021
They offer a day camp and a sleep away camp for players of all levels, ages 10 and above. It is open to kids with ambulatory CP, stroke or traumatic brain injury. They welcome players from across the country, and also any players outside of the US. 

Crossway CIMT Camp, 2021 CIMT Camp flyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 12 – July 30, 2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2021
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 2-4 and an older group age 5-14. 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, 2021 Academic Camp flyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
Session 1: June 28 – July 1, 2021
Session 2: July 5 – July 8, 2021
Session 3: August 2 – August 5, 2021

Session 4: August 9 – August 12, 2021
Ages 4 – 10 who need academic, communication and social skills reinforced through the summer.
For more information please email Funmi at funmi@crosswayacademy.com. 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 22 – 26, 2021APPLICATION DEADLINE: applications must be received by 12 noon(EST) March 15, 2021
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. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, camp will look a little different this year. The camp co-directors and volunteer hospital advisory committee are working diligently on these details.
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 15, 2021. * 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 2 – June 30, 2021 and July 5 – July 23, 2021
Introducing a new a NEW Lower Extremity CIMT program, June 7 – June 25, 2021
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.