Camp in Motion Adaptive Sports Camp

Dell Children’s Adaptive Sports Camp in Partnership with the YMCA of Austin

Camp in Motion is designed for kids ages 5-20 with mild to moderate cerebral palsy, or other similar neurological diagnoses, who have reasonable use of at least one arm and can follow directions at preschool level. If you are uncertain of your child’s ability to participate at this level, please contact campinmotion@ascension.org.

The cost of the camp can be submitted to most health insurance plans, and scholarships will be made available. Paying out of pocket is also an option if you don’t wish to use therapy visits for camp. A prescription is required for medical clearance to camp, which is included in the last page of the Camp Registration Form. In order to plan, you may contact your insurance company. You may provide the following billing codes to your provider for verification of coverage:  CPT Code 97161, 97162, 97163, 97150. Insurance companies have different expiration requirements for prescriptions but most are around 30 days. For any facility related questions regarding Camp in Motion, please direct Southwest Family YMCA questions to Vali Martin at vmartin@austinymca.org and CHASCO Family YMCA questions to David Stryjewski at dstryewski@ymcagwc.org, and for billing and therapy related questions contact campinmotion@ascension.org.

The experience includes sports, friends and fun in an inclusive environment. Campers participate in individual and group activities with Dell Children’s pediatric physical and occupational therapists and YMCA program staff.

  • Sports, music, dance, martial arts, daily pool and water activities, and more!
  • End of camp award ceremony.

Summer 2020 Camp Dates


Our 2020 Summer Camps have been cancelled secondary to COVID.
Please check our website for additional opportunities throughout the year.

Want to Volunteer at Camp in Motion?

Camp Hours are 7:30-4:15 on Monday and 8:15-4:15 on Tuesday through Friday.  Enrollment for volunteers ends on May 1st.  We are offering 30 volunteer slots for each week of camp.  Those slots will be given on a first come first serve basis once all application information received.  Please note that you will need to complete the criminal background sheet and immunization record found in the application prior to submitting your application.

Individuals signed up to participate will be working one-on-one with a camper to assist in their daily camp needs.  You will receive 40 hours of hospital-based volunteer observation hours upon completion of each camp week worked.  Direct supervision will be provided by a physical therapist or occupational therapist.

We hope to see you this summer!!

 

Cerebral Palsy Podcast


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More about the Camp

This next overview video provides more information about Camp in Motion.

 

Fox 7 profiled some of the Camp in Motion activities. Click the image below to watch the video on their website.

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Learn even more about the camp in this video profile from Fox 7 News. Click the image below to watch the video on their website.

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