Horizons Camp for Developmental Disabilities
The Horizons Summer Camp is for children with developmental disabilities.
Each week we will explore a different theme (Red, White and Blue; Let's Make Music; All About Pets and Fun in the Sun), complete with lots of opportunities for movement, music, problem solving, working together, and indoor and outdoor fun. Our camps are designed to offer a fun, safe, and therapeutic environment for children with developmental disabilities to engage with peers, try new things, and retain skills over the summer months. A low staff to child ratio ensures that everyone is supported.
Principles of the Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)® Program are integrated throughout all activities, which provides opportunities for campers to improve communication, increase competence, enhance regulation, and build relationships.
You may select the weeks that best fit your schedule – choose one, a few, or all of them depending on your needs and summer plans. Our Horizons summer camp weeks run from Monday through Thursday. Morning groups meet from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and are for children ages 4-7. Afternoon groups meet from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and are for children ages 8-12. If your child is younger than 4 or older than 12, please call to discuss your specific needs.
We also hold a Collaborate and Create! Program for Teens Ages: 11-18. This group tackles some major projects over the summer months. Past projects have included putting up fences, landscaping, building an adventure course, woodworking, and a variety of take-home creations.
These projects provide opportunities for thinking, problem solving, communication, physical activity, working together, and building relationships. Principles of the RDI® Program are integrated through all activities.
Age of Campers: 4 to 18 years old
Nearest Large City: Grand Rapids
Special Needs Camps: Aspergers
Special Needs Camps: Autism
Special Needs Camps: Developmental Disabilities
Special Needs Camps: Learning Disabilities and ADHD
- Arts and Crafts
- Drawing and Painting
- Assorted Adventures
There are also sessions on All About Pets and Fun in the Sun.