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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Top 25 Pieces of Equipment for Early Education Classrooms 

(Comprised by Christine Sproat MA, OTR/L and Allison Martin MS, OTR/L)

  1. Chewy Tubes/ pencil chewy topper.
  2. Putty (medium firm).
  3. Visual Schedule and Routine.
  4. Weighted lap pad and weighted animals to sit on laps during circle.
  5. Seat disc cushion.
  6. 2 Yards of Lycra to swing kids.
  7. Pop Toys, Duplo Blocks, Magnet Toys that kids can pull apart.
  8. Triangle Crayons/ pencils, small crayons/pencils (2 inches in length) to encourage efficient pencil grip.
  9. Pencil with pencil grip.
  10. Weighted Milk Jugs to carry during a transition.
  11. Music with slow rhythms (classical) and fast rhythms (Beach Boys).
  12. Yoga Deck.
  13. Brain Gym.
  14. Rice/Bean Bin.
  15. Handwriting without Tears.
  16. How Does your Engine Run.
  17. SPIO Pressure Vest.
  18. Shaving cream.
  19. Highlight paper, raised line paper.
  20. Spring Scissors (Mapped Koopy).
  21. Hand fidgets.
  22. Slant Board or Fat three-ring binder.
  23. Plastic footstool to support a students’ feet for correct seating posture.
  24. Tongs, connected chop sticks, strawberry hullers.
  25. Noise reducing headphones or earplugs (for students who are sensitive to noise).