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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If a child you know has difficulty with:

  • Staying focused on an activity
  • Holding a pencil, drawing or handwriting
  • Playing, running, jumping, appearing clumsy
  • Excessively seeking movement experiences in an unsafe manner
  • Fearing movement experiences, perferring to stay on the ground
  • Feeling anxious about loud noise, textures of clothing and bright lights
  • Making friends, taking turns and picking up social cues
  • Meeting motor milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking or jumping
  • Tying shoes, holding a fork, or using a toothbrush
  • A diagnosis of a developmental or congenital disorder

What is Occupational Therapy?

"Occupational therapy is as a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation." - The World Federation of Occupational Therapists

A pediatric occupational therapist helps a child to develop, maintain and restore abilities to become independent while performing activities within their daily lives. Occupational therapists are trained to use a developmental frame of reference when completing a specific activity and/or during play. Through the exchanges with the therapist, the child begins to foster the development of skills which have not been previously learned or developed.

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