Starts the week of June 11 and runs through the week of August 6
The Summer Handwriting Camp, offered by Blank Children's Hospital Pediatric Therapy, is an eight-week program focusing on improving your child's pre-writing skills (i.e. shape formation, beginning letter formation) and handwriting skills. Blank Pediatric Therapy Services will offer three separate camps directed towards the skills of both younger and older children. Each weekly session will be 60 minutes.
Handwriting Camp will use a variety of activities to help prepare your child's mind and body for success with handwriting tasks. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum will be used as a basis of our camps. This curriculum uses a multi-sensory approach to handwriting, which helps your child's writing become easier and more natural.
Is Handwriting Camp right for your child?
Is your child getting ready to start school and you are unable to recognize any of their letters?
Does your child avoid coloring or handwriting activities?
Do you have difficulty reading what they have written on their artwork or homework?
Does your child hold their pencil differently, making it difficult for them to be successful at writing?
The Summer Handwriting Camps at Blank Pediatric Therapy have been designed to help your child improve their fine motor skills and writing through fun and engaging activities.
The camp session you register for should be based on the grade level your child will enter in the fall school year.
Beginner Handwriting Camp (pre-K to K)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays (First class: 6/13 - Last class: 8/8)
Sessions will focus on body awareness, along with pre-writing skills such as drawing shapes and figures. Beginning letter formation will also be addressed. Additional activities will be offered to target your child's fine motor skills, hand strength and hand dominance.
*To register for this session your child must have already had one year of pre-K before coming to the camp (This would include kids going into a second year of pre-K or entering kindergarten in the fall)
Handwriting Camp (1st-2nd grade)
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays (First class: 6/13 - Last class: 8/8)
Sessions will focus on correct letter formation, eliminate letter reversals and correct sizing of letters. Additional activities will be offered to target your child's fine motor skills, hand strength and holding their pencil correctly to make writing easier.
Handwriting Camp (3rd-5th grade)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays (First class: 6/12 - Last class: 8/7)
Sessions will focus on correct letter formation, eliminating letter reversals, correct sizing of letters and letter placement on a line. Overall neatness will also be addressed. Additional activities also include targeting fine motor skills and hand strength.
Online registration only.
$300 – Early registration by May 28
$320 – Registration price after May 28
The camp fee includes cost of materials. This is not a covered insurance benefit, and your health insurance will not be billed.
**Camp will not run the week of July 4. No refunds will be offered for any missed sessions.
**A minimum number of participants is required to hold the class. Should we need to cancel, we will notify you by phone or email.
**We will consider adding an additional group if the camp is full and there is enough interest. If the registration is full and you would like to be added to a wait list, please call us at (515) 225-6212.
For more information, please contact Blank Pediatric Therapy Services at (515) 225-6212.