Summer Intensive Nature-Based Therapy Camp

August 5th – 9th, 2024 – Shining Hope Farms’ Charlotte Farm

All About Our Inclusive Summer Camp at Shining Hope Farms

Introducing our unique summer camp experience that combines the fun of a traditional camp with the benefits of multi-disciplinary intensive therapy. At Shining Hope Farms, our Summer Intensive Therapy Camp utilizes the ConTiGO™ approach (Connection & Transformation in the Great Outdoors) to offer therapeutic and playful activities designed to enhance your child’s motor skills, social skills, and emotional well-being.

Camp Information

Location: Shining Hope Farms’ Charlotte location: 3701 Kidd Lane, Charlotte, NC 28216

Dates: Monday, August 5th – Friday, August 9th 2024

Time: 9 AM – 1 PM

Apply Today!

Spots are limited! Deadline to apply is 7/26!

a sensory garden with a picnic table and benches
a group of kids painting on newspaper with items from nature
a therapist and child holding a log in the woods
kids playing with pots and pans in the dirt

Why an Intensive Therapy Camp?

This is a unique opportunity for your child to experience the joys of summer camp in a safe environment while also receiving the benefits of intensive physical and occupational therapy. Our skilled ConTiGO™ trained therapists and supportive environment ensure a transformative experience that promotes growth and development in a fun and engaging way.

Interested?

Next Steps: fill out the application form below and we will be in-touch! The deadline to apply is 7/26!

Who

Children ages 6-11 who could benefit from building motor coordination, confidence, self-regulation, and social skills in a supportive outdoor environment. The camp will include 2 therapists (an occupational therapist and a physical therapist), at least 1 aide, and up to 8 children.

Our camp is best structured for a child who:

  • Can demonstrate body and safety awareness
  • Communicate their needs to the therapist and others
  • Walk continuously for 10 minutes
  • Be able to follow simple directions
  • Can stay within eyesight of the group during activities

If your child cannot do these things yet, we’d love to work with them in individual sessions to get them ready for participation in a group in the future!

While not all-inclusive some diagnoses/conditions/challenges that can benefit from our camp are:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Motor skill challenges
  • Social-emotional challenges

Note: Applying for camp does not guarantee placement in camp. In a group therapy model, the overall goodness of fit  for each child in the group is important. Since this is an intensive GROUP therapy camp model, groups are intentionally formed with therapeutic benefits for each child in the group and sometimes the current group formed does not support a child’s individual needs and goals. 

Camp Activities

During the camp, your child will enjoy:

  • Group games and activities
  • Nature exploration and outdoor adventures
  • Tree climbing and fort building
  • Scavenger hunts and water play
  • Open-ended creative activities
  • Plenty of child-led free play exploration!

Our goal is to foster connections with peers and boost your child’s skills through 20 hours of intensive therapy in one week. Activities will take place in various outdoor locations around the farm, providing a rich and diverse environment for exploration and growth. Parents can rest assured that their children are in a safe environment with expertly trained therapists who know how to handle their needs.

Investment

 

$595 – This fee includes:

 

  • Initial intake: Initial intake session with therapist including goal development to tailor the experience to your child’s needs
  • Multi-disciplinary therapy: 20 hours of multi-disciplinary (occupational and physical therapy) expert intervention delivered in a fun and engaging all-weather camp format
  • Expert Childcare Supervision: Your child will be under the constant supervision of licensed therapists who are there to ensure their safety and complex needs
  • Daily Updates: Stay connected with daily group email updates about camp activities
  • Written Report: A comprehensive written report on your child’s progress at the end of their camp week

Additionally, you have the option to purchase post-camp consultation calls with our therapists to further support your child’s development.

child looking through binoculars in the woods

Why Choose Us?

This is a unique opportunity for your child to experience the joys of summer camp in a safe environment while also receiving the benefits of intensive therapy. Our skilled ConTiGO™ trained therapists and supportive environment ensure a transformative experience that promotes growth and development in a fun and engaging way.

Join us this summer at Shining Hope Farms for a camp experience like no other, where therapy meets adventure in the great outdoors just 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte!

About ConTiGO™

ConTiGO™ is the only published, operationalized nature-based pediatric therapy framework and certification program of its kind. Our therapists are ConTiGO™ trained—the only ones in the Southeast to provide a unique and effective therapeutic experience. Designed to guide pediatric therapy for children with challenges in motor coordination, confidence, self-regulation, or social skills, ConTiGO™ ensures that your child receives the highest quality, evidence-backed engaging care.

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