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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Shannon Elie, OTR/L

Shannon Elie is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 26 years of experience.  She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including hospitals, clinics,  schools, and home care.  She specializes in working with infants, toddlers and school aged children up to of 8 years of age. Shannon has extensive experience treating children with diagnoses ranging from autism spectrum disorder, neuromotor dysfunction, genetic abnormalities, fine motor challenges, sensory processing problems, developmental delays, and feeding difficulties. She is certified in the use of the Listening Program and the Astronaut Program.  Shannon has had training in sensory integration theory and treatment, neoro-developmental treatment approaches to infants, Handwriting without Tears, and oral motor/feeding therapy. In addition to evaluations, consultations, and weekly treatments, Shannon has developed a fine motor group for typical 4 years olds with fine motor needs in a preschool setting to assist with kindergarten readiness.  She has also lead social/sensory groups for 5-6 year olds.  Shannon will observe children facing challenges in home and school settings to provide sensory diets and collaborate with caregivers and teachers to ensure carryover of newly learned skills.  She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and 4 boys.

Christine Sproat, MA, OTR/L

Allison Martin MS, 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

Candace Coulter (Tucker), OTS