Alaska Therapy Programs

While therapy for the child with special needs is the primary focus, parents and siblings also have an important role in the family experience. These programs are ideal for families with a child that is working towards developmental milestones, with siblings wanting a camp experience of their own, and who want respite in a relaxed setting, allowing for quality time with one another and as a family.
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Pathfinder Therapy

AC_Alaska_ClimbingWallPathfinder Therapy is an intensive, multidisciplinary therapy program for children ages 4-8 who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum or for those with a dual diagnosis including autism. Our signature Pathfinder Therapy program uses our unique 5-5-5 therapy model, which consists of teams of 5 pediatric therapists who work one-on-one with 5 children over 5 consecutive days. Therapists focus on each child’s strengths to provide goal-centered, outcome-based treatment. Synergy, focus, and extensive time dedicated specifically to working on strengthening skills make this a unique and powerful intervention. Children often achieve significant developmental, functional and behavioral gains that can be further developed and sustained. While therapy for the child with special needs is the primary focus, families are an important part of these program. These programs are ideal for parents who want respite in a relaxed setting, allowing for quality time with one another, and as a family.

 

Program Highlights:

  • Full-day program over 5 consecutive days, 5 hours of intensive therapy daily, based on an individualized goal-centered treatment plan
  • Each child receives one-on-one occupational, physical, speech, music and art therapy daily
  • 5 pediatric therapists and 2 volunteers work exclusively with 5 children in a team oriented environment
  • Fun activities such as swimming and rock wall climbing, where each child is supported by a therapist
  • Family conference at the end of week includes a clinical report with recommendations for home, school, year round therapists, pediatricians and other providers

Pathfinder Therapy is ideal for:

  • Children who can benefit from multiple treatment modalities to achieve significant developmental gains and learn new skills
  • Children who are ready to be in an intensive, one-on-one therapy setting, where every moment is a therapy moment

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Trailblazer

AC_Alaska_MooseTrailblazer is an activity-based, “therapy-on-the-go” program for youth ages 8-12 who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum of for those with a dual diagnosis including autism. Our Trailblazer
program consists of teams of 4 therapists, providing therapeutic support to 5 campers over 5 consecutive days. Trailblazer campers benefit from being able to practice social skills and develop
independence in activities of daily living.
The activity-based focus of this program makes wheelchair use and limited mobility a challenge. Please discuss this with a member of the Adam’s Camp program staff.

 

Program highlights:

  • Full-day program over 5 consecutive days
  • 6 hours of therapy-supported activities daily, based on a group goal-centered treatment plan
  • Combination of occupational, speech, behavior, music or art therapy each day
  • Teams of 4 therapists and 2 volunteers who work exclusively with 5 children
  • Activity-focused programming such as water sports, rock wall climbing, rafting, swimming, and field trips
  • A one-night sleepover for camper’s team cabin! This night away from family is a step towards transitioning to greater independence, and is an essential part of the Trailblazer program
  • Parent conference at end of week includes a clinical report and recommendations for home, school, year round therapists, pediatricians and other providers

Trailblazer is ideal for:

  • Children who can benefit from multiple treatment modalities to address the program’s primary goals: to improve social skills and develop independence
  • Children who are ready for a mountain adventure, but not yet ready for a sleep-away camp

See Alaska Camp Dates, Rates & Funding

Register for Camp in Alaska!

Alaska Staff/Volunteer application


For more information contact Kim Williams, Adam’s Camp Alaska Program Director, by email or phone 907-885-1758.

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