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.  


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 


 Top 20 Classroom Tools for Preschool Ages 2-4 Years

(comprised by Christine Sproat MA, OTR/L & Kasey Farrell MS, OTR/L)

  1. Lots of Arts and Crafts
  2. Visual Picture with Word Schedule and Routine
  3. Playdoh and Putty (medium firm)
  4. Pop Toys, Duplo Blocks, Magnet Toys that kids can pull apart
  5. Crayola Triangle Crayons, Thick crayons, Crayola Pip Squeak Markers
  6. Finger Paints, Stamps, Dot Paints, Stickers, Side Walk Chalk
  7. Dry Erase Boards with Dry Erase Crayons

10. Do art, drawing or prewriting skills on vertical surface like easle or wall.

11.  Spray Bottles, Tongs, Strawberry Hullers, 3 Point Grabber

12. Rice/Bean/Sand/Water Table

13. Shaving Cream

14. Tunnels, Bean bags, Jogging Trampoline, Quiet Cave

15. Weighted lap pad and weighted animals to sit on laps during circle or carry during transitions.

16. Light Ankle and Wrist Weights (0.5 to 1lb)

17. Imaginative Play-dress up, Store, Kitchen, Finger Puppets

18. Benbow Scissors ( and Spring Scissors (Mapped Koopy)

19. Seating Options: Back Jack Chairs, Seat Disc Cushion, Peanut Ball

20.Handwriting without Tears-Preschool Book (start at age 3.5)