Camp Sensation 2024

Monday, August 5, 2024 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Towanda Area Elementary School

420 State Street
Towanda, PA 18848

What is Camp Sensation? 

Camp Sensation is an innovative day camp for children with special needs and their siblings, from Monday, Aug. 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024. We offer a variety of fun and creative activities over three days. 

Camp Sensation helps children build their motor, language, socialization and play skills. This is not a therapy program, but our team does include occupational, physical and speech-language therapists, as well as volunteers. 

Camp Sensation offers children: 

  • A supportive environment surrounded by peers. 
  • Increased confidence and independence. 
  • Opportunities for social interaction. 
  • Improved play skills. 
  • The physical benefits of increased activity. 
  • Participation in a community-based experience. 
  • Preparedness for mainstream camps or other community-based experiences. 

Camp Sensation is sponsored by the Pediatric Therapy Clinic at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus.

Who is this camp for?

Camp Sensation is for children ages 4 and up. 

Campers ages 4 and 5 have the option to attend from 9 a.m. to noon
Campers ages 6 and up attend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Each camper is encouraged to bring one or more siblings age 4 or older. Campers and their siblings will have the opportunity to work together and separately on different activities. 

Where is camp held? 

Towanda Area Elementary School 
420 State Street, Towanda, PA 18848 

While most activities will be held outside, weather may force camp inside. 

Parents or guardians will be responsible for arranging transportation to and from camp each day. 

Camp Sensation activities  

Throughout the day, campers rotate through different stations, including: 

  • Arts and crafts 
  • Sports 
  • Sensorimotor activities 
  • Water play 
  • Language activities 
  • Social interaction 
  • Music 

To promote positive interactions during these activities, children without special needs will be given guidance about understanding and helping children with special needs.  

Meal information 

Please send a bagged lunch and snacks with your child(ren) each day. 

Water will be provided. 

Registration information 

Cost is $10 per child. 

Campers may register for full or half days: 

  • Full day for ages 6 and up: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Half day for ages 4 and 5: 9 a.m. to noon 

Please register below or email jill.blemle@guthrie.org by July 19, 2024. 

Eligibility requirements 

To make camp a fun and safe experience for your child, other campers and staff, your child must be able to do the following without showing aggressive or unsafe behaviors: 

  • Participate in group activities (i.e. be able to tolerate redirection verbally or with minimal assistance). 
  • Stay in a group without running away. 
  • Attend activities for at least five to 10 minutes, and transition from one activity to another with minimal assistance. 

Parents and guardians should review this criteria carefully to make sure their child meets the requirements for attendance. Final decisions regarding your child’s eligibility are at the discretion of the group leader and/or the camp coordinator. 

Children in wheelchairs and with physical disabilities are welcome at Camp Sensation. 

A 1:1 assistant or family member must attend with children who have specific needs related to feeding, medication, bathroom use or mobility. 

The registration deadline is July 19, 2024. Space is limited to 60 per day. 

 

Camp Sensation 2024 Online Registration 

For more information or for help registering, please contact camp coordinators Jill Blemle, OTR/L, or Tonya Garges, PTA, at 570-268-2209

If registering multiple children, please submit forms for each child.