Communicate, Articulate, Make Friends and Play at the Speech Language Pathology in Motion C.A.M.P. Program, a week long speech and language enrichment program. The goal of the program is to help children practice critical speech and language skills with peers, while also participating in a positive summer experience.
The C.A.M.P. Program is made to feel like summer camp, however there is a strong focus on speech and language skill development. Three individualized speech or language goals are selected for each participant, based on their needs. The goals are targeted throughout the week, providing hundreds of opportunities for practice across activities. There is a strong focus on peer interactions and pragmatic language skills built into the program.
Activities include equine movement, creative arts, group lunch/playground, language games, and swimming. Each activity is led by a licensed speech language pathologist (SLP). The program is offered on the property of Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, a 13 acre facility in Islandia, NY.
The program offers a high level of support. Each child is provided with a 1:1 aide and group leader.
Our group leaders and 1:1 aides are currently studying speech language pathology. We are so excited to have future speech language pathologists as part of this program, as this not only gives our participants the opportunity to work with these skilled individuals, but also allows future speech language pathologists to gain hands on experience with children with speech and language difficulties and learn from fully licensed SLPs.
The interns are provided with information regarding communication differences, strategies for supporting speech and language, information on taking data and motoring progress on goals, the use of visual supports and schedules, and how to modify activities to help the children succeed. The interns support the SLPs as they run activities throughout the week and are given ample opportunities to gain hands on experience as they prepare for their future careers.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be offering a modified version of our C.A.M.P. Program in 2021. The program will include individual sessions as well as small group sizes and be offered over the course of 3 weeks rather than our traditional 1-week long program. Space is limited.
Week of August 9th: Mini C.A.M.P. special rate Individual intensive packages available.
Week of August 16th: Half day C.A.M.P. Program with reduced group size (max of 3 children per group).
Week of August 23rd: Mini C.A.M.P. special rate Individual intensive packages available.
*Spots at The C.A.M.P. Program are offered to current Speech Language Pathology in Motion clients. Individuals who are not active clients may apply and will be accepted if space allows, pending an intake interview. Existing clients are encouraged to register by June 15th. After this date, space will be opened up to returning and new clients.
Interns: To apply for an internship position at the C.A.M.P. Program, complete the intern paperwork below and submit by e-mail, with a copy of your resume, to email@example.com, using the subject "C.A.M.P. Internship". We will contact you to schedule an interview.
Participants: Registration forms are now available. Existing clients are encouraged to register by June 15th. After this date, space will be opened up to returning and new clients. Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form Registration closes August 1st.