Summer 2017 Week of Adventure!

Canyon Kids Summer Adventure Camp 

Summer 2017 Week of Adventure July 10th - July 14th!

Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Hiking, Ropes Course, Rafting and more! Christine will be working with Dave Ritter, outdoor guide and educator again this year. Dave has created another amazing adventure program at beautiful Bretton Woods ( this season and we are excited that they will host Canyon Kids's Summer Adventure Camp this year!

Please contact Christine for more information at or call 301 523 0902. We are always looking for volunteers for camp!


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 orignially 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