New Hampshire

Loon_Mountain_NHLincoln is located in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire just two hours north of Boston and is home to the Loon Mountain ski area and also New England Disabled Sports. The New Hampshire program, launched during the summer of 2014, complements Adam’s Camp Nantucket and provides a convenient location for families anywhere in the New England area. Our thanks to the wonderful Board of Adam’s Camp New England who oversee both the Nantucket and New Hampshire 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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Therapy Programs

Pathfinder Therapy

AC_New_Hampshire_signPathfinder Therapy is an intensive, multidisciplinary therapy program for children ages 4 and up with developmental delays including, but not limited to: autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. 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 canoeing, therapeutic horseback riding, swimming and an indoor climbing wall, 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

Trailblazer

fun_at_the_poolTrailblazer is an activity-based, “therapy-on-the-go” program for youth ages 8 and up 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.
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, 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

Discovery program

This program is considered a “transition” program, linking the intensive therapy programs with more social based programs.

Discovery is an activity-based, “therapy-on-the-go” program for youth ages 13 and up with developmental delays including, but not limited to: autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. Our Discovery program consists of teams of 3 therapists and 2 volunteers, providing therapeutic support to 4 campers over 5 consecutive days. Discovery 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:

  • For children 13 and older and their families.
  • 6 hours of therapeutic group-based activities for 5 consecutive days.
  • Emphasis on social and communication skills.
  • 4 kids, 3 therapists, and 2 volunteers per team.
  • Teams are staffed with a combination of occupational, physical, speech, music, art therapists, or special education professionals. The specific “mix” of therapists is based on the needs of the campers in the group.
  • Parents and siblings enjoy activities and respite during therapy hours.
  • Daily activities for siblings.
  • Parent groups, networking opportunities, and optional family counseling.
  • Parent conference and group project with recommendations at the end of the week.

See New Hampshire Camp Dates, Rates & Funding

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For more information contact Adam’s Camp New England by email or phone at (603) 715-2298.