Eyas Landing’s Summer Camps

The purpose of Summer Camps at Eyas Landing is to facilitate social relationships and peer interactions with children who may need more support than their peers in understanding social nuances, engaging in and sustaining conversations, problem solving peer conflicts, and reading social cues in a group setting. Children are grouped to ensure strengths and needs are balanced in the group for each child to be able to learn from one another. For each camp, Eyas Landing’s therapists focus on a theme throughout the day as social interactions are being facilitated. The primary goal of Eyas Landing’s Summer Camps is to foster friendships while having fun!

Do you think your child could benefit from a more individualized approach? Eyas Landing can create a summer program to best meet your child’s needs.

Below is an example of how a camper’s day may look:

ActivityGoals
OT groupTo facilitate modulation and regulation while participating in sensory motor play with peers to increase attention across the day.
BT groupTo promote mindfulness and day preparation with use of meditation, yoga, and a social emotional curriculum to increase body awareness throughout the day.
SnackTo foster peer interactions and social relationships in a mealtime setting.
PT small group rotation: Obstacle Course
To support participation in gross motor activities to increase strength, endurance, turn-taking, and participating in group sports-related activities.
ST small group rotation: Camp themed activity 1To develop language skills and peer skills in a group setting.
OT small group rotation: Camp themed activity 2To support fine motor skills and peer skills in a group setting.
ParkTo foster peer interactions and social relationships in the community setting.
LunchTo expand food preferences and facilitate mealtime related conversation skills.

Zones Camp

Our Zones Camp helps children become more aware of their emotions and impulses by utilizing the Zones of Regulation curriculum. The camp focuses on improving their ability to problem solve conflicts more independently, practicing reading facial expressions, and building vocabulary around emotional regulation. Your child will enjoy this highly active and engaging camp!

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Social Skills Camp

Social skills may not come easily for some children. During Social Skills Camp, children learn pragmatic skills using the We Thinkers! Curriculum (ages 4-6) and the Superflex Curriculum (ages 7-10). Activities focus on body awareness related to social interactions, turn taking, sharing, understanding someone else’s perspective, and flexible thinking through organized lessons and games. Social Skills camp is a great way for children to learn the foundational skills of social interactions to then enjoy participating in social activities with peers.

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Sensory Explorers

Does your child love getting messy? Or is your child apprehensive about touching unknown textures? Our Sensory Explorers participate in activities that explore their sensory systems: touching textures, dancing and obstacle courses for moving their bodies, and choosing music to fit their body’s needs. Activities are both structured and unstructured to meet each child’s needs, with a primary focus of play-based learning.

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Bike Riding Camp

Bike riding can be challenging—it takes coordination in the arms and legs, and overall body strength. Bike Riding Camp sets children up for success by using preparatory activities that promote coordination and strength related to bike riding as well as bike modifications. Children will have the opportunity to use a variety of bikes and other wheeled equipment, including tricycles, two-wheelers with and without training wheels, and the Strider bike. By using different bikes, children can better understand how to navigate wheels and become more successful with bike riding.

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Sports Camp

The Sports camp is a great way for kids to explore a variety of sports with modifications and supports. Sports include soccer, T-ball, kickball, and basketball. Children first learn how to play the game through stories and visual diagrams. Then, children learn the basics of each sport through games, and playing the sport. The focus of play is team work, gross motor skills, visual motor coordination, and waiting/turn-taking.

Ages: 4 – 10 years old

Let’s Write

At Let’s Write Camp, children prepare their bodies and hands for writing by participating in core and hand strengthening activities that translate to success at the tabletop. Children learn how to correctly form letters using varying modalities (e.g. Play-doh, sand, wooden sticks, and pencil and paper), how to hold a pencil, and writing within and on lines. By the end of Let’s Write camp, children feel more confident in their abilities to write at home and at school.

Ages: 4 – 10 years old