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.  


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 Leaping Lizards

Sensory and Handwriting Summer Camp 

At Canyon Kids Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services

Canyon Kids is proud to offer our 5th annual Leaping Lizards summer camp!  Our camp will focus on improving fine motor, handwriting, motor planning and social skills to better prepare for Kindergarten and 1st grade.

We will use sensory integration strategies and curriculums including: Handwriting without Tears, Fine Motor Olympics and Social Thinking to support the development of those skills. Each day your child will participate in circle time, creating a collective mural during tactile time, sensory rich obstacle courses, arts and crafts activities, handwriting a letter of the day, and make-your-own snack.  

We will provide a fine motor kit that your child will take home each week, along with a dry erase binder with handwriting activities. Staff will be comprised of Canyon Kids Occupational Therapists and experienced camp volunteers will also be present to maintain a small counselor-to-camper ratio.

Runs for 4 weeks in July

Monday through Friday 9:30 am-12pm at the Canyon Kids office

Kids ages 4 to 6 years

There will be a maximum of 6 kids in the camp.

Please contact Christine Sproat at or (301) 523-0902 if you would like to register or have any questions about Leaping Lizards camp!

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Chatting Chimps

In addition to Leaping Lizards camp in July, Children's Innovative Therapy Group will also be holding a speech/language and social skills camp called Chatting Chimps.  This camp is targeted towards 3-5 year olds and is held in the month of August. Canyon Kids' occupational therapists will also be involved in Chatting Chimps.  Please contact Chris Hwang at 301-913-9009 ext.6 for additional information or visit 

Children's Innovative Therapy Group Chatting Chimps Camp