It’s hard to believe 8 weeks of summer camp have flown by, and our campers are beginning to head back to school! We had a truly wonderful summer at ICT, full of fun and remarkable language, emotional, social and sensory learning. We are so grateful to the families who entrusted us with their little ones, our amazing therapists, our camp occupational therapists Berta Campa and Natasha Bravo, and above all, OUR CAMPERS!
If your child goes back to school next week or later, check out our tips for a smooth transition.
Here are some camp highlights from Week 7 (Sports) and Week 8 (Space):
Making gold metals with cereal helped our campers practice fine motor skills, listening and responding to peers, requesting, and teamwork. Campers worked on social communication skills by giving each other compliments while awarding their teammates with medals. We love seeing them improve their awareness of one another and how their actions and words can help make others feel good about themselves!
A pom-pom making activity encouraged campers to work together to choose team colors, negotiate, follow directions, and display sportsmanship. They practiced fine-motor skills and sequencing, and also used their imaginations to pretend the pom-poms were telescopes!
Sport and space-themed obstacle courses involved following verbal directions, using active listening skills, imagination, waiting, turn-taking, and sportsmanship.
Campers worked together and shared materials to create and decorate outer space art.
Campers used sequencing, making predictions, exploring a variety of textures, and understanding descriptive vocabulary while making “Galaxy Obleck” out of cornstarch, water, and glitter.
Throughout the summer, daily yoga class not only helped our campers move, stretch, balance and coordinate their bodies, it also offered unique ways to learn language, emotional, and even social skills through partner poses. You can read more about ICT Yoga here.