Camp Kid Power is an intensive summer therapy camp for children with motor impairments ages 5 to 16 years old. Occupational and physical therapists interweave principles of motor learning, neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) and parent education in to a motivating and play based camp to produce functional changes and gains. Elements of modified constraint induced movement therapy bimanual intensive training are used when appropriate.
Camp Kid Power integrates individual functional goals determined by each camper and family into the daily camp schedule. Each day children participate in individually tailored bimanual activities, dressing activities, prepare simple meals and engage in simple self-care tasks. The bimanual activities are structured to meet each camper at their level and build upon skill and success. Caregiver training sessions are held to introduce and review foundational concepts of rehabilitation as well as answer parent questions. Prior to camp parents and their children may be asked to carry out a home program that will help prepare them for the intensive camp model.