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 2022. Thank you!

Camp Helping Hands, Helping Hands House,
West Caldwell, NJ
Session 1: June 27 – July 22, 2022
Session 2: July 25 – August 19, 2022
Mandatory Registration due by April 1, 2022
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, 2022 Flyer
Kidnectivity, Northbrook, IL
Session 1: June 13th to July 1, 2022
Session 2: July 5th to July 22, 2022
Camp Kid Power is an intensive summer therapy camp for children with hemiplegia ages 4 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
Multiple locations in the U.S.
Anyone from 7 to 18 years old with ambulatory CP, stroke or traumatic brain injury may join to play CP soccer. They now have teams in New York City, Clifton NJ, Towson MD, Delray Beach FL, Houston TX, Dallas TX, Somerville MA, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Scottsdale Arizona, Clemson SC, and Northern California. They have on online form to tell them about yourself (and your child), and they will reach out to talk about getting you on the field.

Crossway CIMT Summer Camp
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 11 – July 29, 2022 Application deadline is June 10th, 2022
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
Charlotte, North Carolina
Session 1: June 20 – June 23, 2022
Session 2: June 27 – June 30, 2022
Session 3: August 1 – August 4, 2022

Session 4: August 8 – August 11, 2022
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 13 – 18, 2022APPLICATION DEADLINE: applications must be received by Monday, March 14, 2022
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. Camp is staffed by licensed occupational and physical therapists and student volunteers.
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 on March 14, 2022. * 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.

Intensive Therapy Camps at The Boston Ability Center 
The Boston Ability Center is located in Wellesley Hills MA, 02481
A second location is in Natick, MA, 01760
Mini Camp Session 1: February 21 – 25, 2022 (Monday – Friday) Registration is CLOSED
Mini Camp Session II: April 19 – 22, 2022 (Tuesday-Friday) Registration is CLOSED
Summer Camp 3 Week Intensive: August 1-19, 2022 (Mon-Fri) Registration OPEN — First come, first serve to 6 campers
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. All camps will run from 9am-12pm with two, one-hour therapy sessions followed by one hour of camp activities.
For more information contact Carolyn Graham at carolyn.graham@bostonabilitycenter.com or call 781-239-0100.
Watch this video of previous fun and functional CIMT camps to learn more! 

Powerhouse Therapy, CIMT flyer
Atlanta, Georgia area
Powerhouse Therapy 2022 Program Sessions flyer
Four-week CIMT/Bi-manual program: May 30th – June 24th, 2022 
Three-week CIMT program: May 30th – June 17th, 2022 or June 13th – July 1st, 2022
Two-week Brush-up CIMT program: May 30th to June 10th or 17th, 2022
Lower Extremity CIMT program: June 13th – July 1st, 2022
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.