“This week was amazing. We were so encouraged by our son’s progress. We haven’t seen this much progress in such a short time. The therapists you get are incredible. Thank you to everyone.”
- Testimony from a Trailblazer Family
“It’s a place where families and therapists come together for one week with the same focus: THE CHILDREN!!!!!!! It’s amazing.”
- Trailblazer Therapist
Build your child’s confidence and lead them towards independence by enrolling in the Trailblazer program today!
Trailblazer is an activity-based, “therapy-on-the-go” program for youth ages 8-12 with developmental delays including, but not limited to: autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. 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.
Program highlights include:
- Full-day program over 5 consecutive days, held at YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch
- 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 that includes canoeing, therapeutic horseback riding, swimming, indoor climbing wall, field trips for bowling and go-karts racing, and a rafting trip on the Colorado River, facilitated by the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), where each camper is supported by a therapist*
- 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
* 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.