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, Camp brochure, Helping Hands House,
West Caldwell, NJ
July 1st to July 26th and July 29th to August 23rd, 2019
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, more info
Chicago area
June 17th to July 5th, 2019 (no camp 7/4)
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
Clemson University, South Carolina
June 22 – 27, 2019
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, 2019 CIMT Camp flyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 10 – June 28, 2019
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, 2019 Academic Camp flyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
Session 1: July 8 – 11 and July 15 – 18, 2019
Session 2: July 22 – 25 and July 29 – August 1, 2019

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
June 18 – 25, 2019
Online Application was due March 22, 2019
Ages 4 to 10 years with a diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Helping Kids camp is free, but $100 tax deductible donations are encouraged.
For more information contact Holly Holland, OTR/L, hholland@unch.unc.edu or 919-843-1758
Priority is given to North Carolina residents, but they accept children from anywhere in the USA. 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, 2019 Camp brochure, 2019 Camp flyer,
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 18-22, 2019, Mini Camp Session II: April 16-19, 2019, Summer Camp 3 Week Intensive: July 29-August 16, 2019
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 our previous fun and functional CIMT camps to learn more! 

Powerhouse Therapy, Powerhouse flyer
Atlanta, Georgia area, now in two locations
June 3rd – 28th, 2019 and July 8th – July 26th 2019
Also offering 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 intensive 4-week sessions.