Intensive Therapy Family Camps
Each week-long therapy camp provides intensive therapies for children and youth with special needs, as well as activities and support for parents and siblings to unwind and re-energize in a supportive and caring environment.
How Therapy Camp Works
Dedicated teams of therapists focus on each child’s strengths to provide goal-directed, outcome-based treatment. Synergy, focus, and extensive time dedicated specifically to strengthening skills make this a unique and powerful intervention. Children often achieve significant developmental, functional and behavioral gains that can be further developed and sustained long after camp ends.
Siblings form relationships with others who share their experience while parents network, gain resources, rest and rejuvenate. In short, the whole family realizes potentials and develops strengths.
We are a great match for individuals with special needs. Adam’s Camp is not a match for those whose primary diagnoses are emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disorders.
- 5 consecutive days of intensive, individualized therapy for the child with special needs
- Multidisciplinary professional therapy team working together on identified goals
- Comprehensive digital clinical report developed which outlines goals, strategies, outcomes and recommendations
- Individualized parent conferences with the therapy team on the final day of camp
- Optional parent presentations and activities as well as opportunities to network and connect
Therapy Camps vary with the age, needs and abilities of our Campers.
Pathfinder Therapy (ages 4+)
5 Days – 5 Therapists – 5 Campers – 2 Volunteers
Pathfinder Therapy is an intensive, multidisciplinary therapy program for children ages 4 and older who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum or for those with a dual diagnosis including autism. Our signature Pathfinder Therapy program uses our unique therapy model, which consists of teams of 5 pediatric therapists who work one-on-one with 5 children over 5 consecutive days. Therapists focus on each child’s strengths to provide goal-centered, outcome-based treatment. Synergy, focus, and extensive time dedicated specifically to working on strengthening skills make this a unique and powerful intervention. Children often achieve significant developmental, functional and behavioral gains that can be further developed and sustained.
While therapy for the child with special needs is the primary focus, families are an important part of these programs. These programs are ideal for parents who want respite in a relaxed setting, allowing for quality time with one another, and as a family.
- Full-day program over 5 consecutive days, 5 hours of intensive therapy daily, based on an individualized goal-centered treatment plan
- Each child receives a combination of one-on-one occupational, speech, behavioral, music, and art therapy daily. The specific mix of therapists will depend on the campers’ needs
- 5 pediatric therapists and 2 volunteers work exclusively with 5 children in a team oriented environment
- Fun activities such as swimming and rock wall climbing, where each child is supported by a therapist
- Family conference at the end of week includes a clinical report with recommendations for home, school, year round therapists, pediatricians and other providers
Pathfinder Therapy is ideal for:
- Children who can benefit from multiple treatment modalities to achieve significant developmental gains and learn new skills
- Children who are ready to be in an intensive, one-on-one therapy setting, where every moment is a therapy moment
Trailblazer Therapy (ages 8+)
5 Days – 4 Therapists – 5 Campers – 2 Volunteers – 1 Sleepover Night
Trailblazer is an activity-based, “therapy-on-the-go” program for youth ages 8 and up who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum or for those with a dual diagnosis including autism. Our Trailblazer program consists of teams of 4 therapists, providing therapeutic support to 5 campers over 5 consecutive days. Trailblazer campers benefit from being able to practice social skills and develop independence in activities of daily living.
The activity-based focus of this program makes wheelchair use and limited mobility a challenge. Please discuss this with a member of the Adam’s Camp program staff.
- Full-day program over 5 consecutive days
- 6 hours of therapy-supported activities daily, based on a group goal-centered treatment plan
- Combination of occupational, speech, behavior, music or art therapy each day
- Teams of 4 therapists and 2 volunteers who work exclusively with 5 children
- Activity-focused programming such as dogsledding, wildlife center, rock wall climbing, rafting, swimming, and field trips
- A one-night sleepover for campers in a team cabin! This night away from family is a step towards transitioning to greater independence, and is an essential part of the Trailblazer program
- Parent conference at end of week includes a clinical report and recommendations for home, school, year round therapists, pediatricians and other providers
Trailblazer is ideal for:
- Campers who can benefit from multiple treatment modalities to address the program’s primary goals: to improve social skills and develop independence
- Campers who are ready for a mountain adventure, but not yet ready for a sleep-away camp
Therapy Camp Dates & Locations
Pathfinder and Trailblazer Therapy Family Camps
22-27 July, 2017
Therapy Camp Rates & Funding
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*Insurance assistance: Families can choose to independently submit therapy conducted at camp to their private insurance carrier for reimbursement. Adam’s Camp Alaska does not do insurance billing or process insurance claims. Adam’s Camp Alaska will provide therapy codes and therapy hours to families wishing to submit their own insurance reimbursement claim.
**Additional funding: Families can choose to seek additional funding through outside sources. Please contact us if you would like further information.
A deposit is due with your application. This is a non-refundable deposit that reserves your place at camp. Your application is complete when we have received both your application and your deposit.
Once registered for camp, new families will receive a phone call from a member of the program team to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your child and to decide on placement in the session that will maximize their success. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have before going forward with the deposit. We look forward to having you join the Adam’s Camp family!
Alaska Camp Location
The program is held in Girdwood, Alaska, home to the Alyeska ski area, stunning scenery and Challenge Alaska, the adaptive ski program for Alaska.