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Camp Connections is a Therapeutic Integration (TI) waiver provider offering TI and ITI (Intensive Therapeutic Integration) services to children ages 6+ with autism and other developmental disabilities. We offer three seasonal camps, an Aftercare Program and a Saturday TI Program. Camps Our seasonal camps run during the school breaks.  We have a week long Winter and Spring camp, and a 6-8 week long summer camp. All camps coincide with the public school break schedule, from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturday TI Program Our Saturday TI Program runs from September until the end of the school year, from 12 noon - 4:00pm. Aftercare Program Our Aftercare Program runs the entire school year, following the public school schedule, with no aftercare on early release days. It is held from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Gaithersburg Middle School. Transportation is arranged through Montgomery County school busses. Camp and Program Activities We consistently update our camp and program activities based on interest. The areas of focus typically include the following: Swimming: Swim time at the Gaithersburg Aquatic Center is great way to get exercise and be social. Community Outings:  We enjoy taking the campers on field trips in the community, including bowling and water park at Bohrer Park. Music and Movement: Dance instruction is focused on helping to improve motor skills and agility.  Music and Movement also nurtures social and communication skills. Gross Motor Games: Non-competitive games will be planned and students will be encouraged to  participate in these sports including parachute games, bowling, hockey, and catch. Parachute Games: Parachute games encourage cooperative, non-competitive play and reinforce  turn- taking and sharing. Additionally, parachute play is one of the few gross motor activities that  strengthens the upper torso. Arts and Crafts: Our Arts & Crafts activities provide students with an opportunity to engage in self- expression while creating fun projects. Sensory Play: This activity provides key sensory input. Over time, sensory play can help reduce both  sensory seeking and avoidance behaviors. Common activities include tactile toys such as modeling clay, water play, and bouncing on a trampoline or yoga ball. Outdoor Time: Whether engaging in water play, bubbles, trampoline, or moon bounce, Outdoor  Time is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunshine. Musical Performances: Students will have an opportunity to listen to live guitar, drum and vocal  performances. They will be able to dance and express themselves to fun tunes. Drumming Lessons: Our drum instructor facilitates the use of drums and rhythm in a group setting.  Drumming gives all children a voice as it allows non-verbal communication. Boot Camp: Students get quite the workout during boot camp. They will have an opportunity to get in shape while building strength and confidence. Adapted Basketball/Soccer: Regardless of basketball or soccer skill level, students will have fun  shooting some hoops on height adjusted basketball nets. This will enhance success and motivate  students to increase their skills. Students can also practice, kicking, passing and scoring goals. Our  creative coaches break down concepts, use fun visuals and creative attention-grabbing games to  teach the sport. To enroll your child in a camp and/or program, please go the Request A Service link at the bottom of the page.  We will contact you with the registration form(s). Spaces are limited so act quickly. Camp Locations:   Gaithersburg Middle School  2 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Gaithersburg High School  101 Education Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (Please note, our 2016 Summer Camp has been moved to Gaithersburg High School due to painting at the middle school over the summer).
Contact CLCA: Telephone: (240) 994-5956 ndorment@clcautism.org
Contact CLCA: (240) 994-5956 ndorment@clcautism.org
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