Canyon Kids Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Programs

Canyon Kids has teamed up with Dave Ritter, Outdoor Leadership Trainer, Guide and Director of Bretton Woods Outdoor Adventure Program to create a new program called Bretton Adaptive. 

We offer one on one and small group outdoor recreational outings like kayaking, ropes course, hiking and wilderness exploration for children and teens of all abilities and needs. These outings are happening during the 2018-2019 school year, afterschool, on select weekends and days off of school. 

During the summer, we offer our Integrated Summer Outdoor Adventure Camp. This is a multi week camp where campers participate in adventures based out of Bretton Woods Recreation Center on the banks of the Potomac River in rural Maryland. This camp accepts 1-3 campers each week from June 2019-August 2019. They will be paired with a trained adventure guide and participate with similarly aged peers in Bretton Woods Outdoor Adventure Camps and Day Camp. Activities can include zip lines, giant slip and slides, hiking, kayaking and swimming. 

Please contact us for more information at or 301 523 0902.  


Oscar Nominated film and book Life, Animated is about the life of Owen Suskind. Owen was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. He lost speech and it seemed his ability to connect to others until his family started to use the very thing that he loved: Disney Animated Film. This is a beautiful story of using a child's affinity to bring us all together. Christine Sproat had the priviledge to work as Owen's OT from the time he was 5 years old starting at a Sensory Integration Camp. Owen is now in his twenties, graduated from an adaptive college program and is living on his own in a supervised communilty with his dog Guss.

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Allison Martin, MS, OTR/L

Allison holds a bachelor of science in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University. Allison started working with Canyon Kids in 2010. Allison is a board certified occupational therapist in the state of Maryland, she has over 9 years of experience working in various therapeutic and educational roles with children with a variety of physical, developmental and learning abilities. Allison has taken additional continuing education courses in sensory integration, fine motor skills, Handwriting without Tears, autism spectrum and a variety of learning disorders. She has provided instructional in-services to agencies and schools on fine motor, visual motor and sensory techniques. Additionally, she has been involved in the development of therapeutic group programming that serves as an alternative to traditional weekly individual services, such as How Does Your Engine Run groups, as well as month-long intensive fine motor/sensory motor camps held during the summer. 

Allison is originally from Louisville, KY. She currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband, her daughter and her cat, Kit. 

Christine Sproat, MA, OTR/L

Shannon Elie, OTR/L

Erica Rampant (Bruscke), MS, OTR/L

Kasey Farrell, MS, OTR/L

Stacey Silver, MS, OTR/L

Susan Barnett, OTR/L

Kerri Gates, MOTR/L

Julia (Julie) Schade, MA, OTR/L

Lisa Abrams, MS, OTR/L

Rachel Griffin, BS

Candace Coulter (Tucker), OTS