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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Elisha Chambers, MS, OTR/L


Elisha Chambers joined the staff at Canyon Kids in June 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2009. She continued her education at Howard University and graduated with honors, from Howard’s Masters of Occupational Therapy program. Since graduating, Elisha has completed several continuing education courses including: Improving Executive function, Handwriting Without Tears- Get Set for School, Astronaut Training, Integrated Listening System, Primitive Reflex Integration, and Visual Processing Therapy. Elisha is currently in the process of completing her PhD in Health Related Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining the practice, Elisha worked in several private practice settings, providing occupational therapy services to children in the clinic and in their school setting. She has experience working with children with a range of sensory, genetic, and neurological disorders. She is passionate about working with children of all ages and helping them achieve their goals.