Boxing Camp: The goals of the participants are to improve strength, coordination, body awareness, self-regulation, stress and anxiety. Participants will be given the opportunity to go over the upcoming session during the introduction working on public speaking and organizational skills. They will be required to follow a group plan and will have the opportunity to work with other peers to achieve a common goal. Boxing provides individuals an “outlet” or direct strategy to relieve aggression and “red zone” feelings in a safe and organized environment.
Play Ball Sports Camp: For kids who want to play structured sports through the town recreation department, there is very little understanding from the Rec coaches for adapting the flow of the game for kids with different learning styles and abilities. This camp will break down each sport into its rules, flow of play, lessons of the game and be a safe space for learning and practicing.
Improv. Camp: Participants will learn the basics of improvisation through theater games and performance exercises. Lesson topics will promote a “Yes, And” mindset, listening to others, and flexible thinking. Children will benefit from opportunities to build self-confidence and emotional regulation during group activities, as well as motor planning skills for ideation, imitation, initiation, and attention/emotional shift in acting out functional activities of daily living.
NO SCREENS Strategy Board Games Camp: In this camp, kids will have the opportunity to develop higher level problem solving and social cognitive skills including perspective taking (i.e., what might my opponent do?), thinking in alternatives and possibilities (i.e. what are my options move to move?), weighing the pros and cons of our possible choices (i.e., there are a few possible moves, but which one is best right now?), predicting (i.e., what might happen if I make this move vs. that one?), and thoughtfully working towards a specific goal. Board games also offer kids many opportunities to work on important social skills such as turn taking, being a good sport both when we win and when we lose, and working through disagreements calmly. As kids are exposed to and learn more old-fashioned board games in the supportive environment of this camp, our hope is that they will more readily play these types of games with peers in their natural environments, and come to realize there are many great choices out there that don't involve screens!
For more information on our camps and to register please visit our website http://www.peerprojectstherapyfromtheheart.com/february-program-2020.html