Kids Camps - Oleander Rehabilitation
Oleander Rehabilitaiton is offering two summer camps this year to keep your kids learning while having fun this summer. There will be a fitness camp for children ages 7 through 11 beginning June 20 and a handwriting camp with sessions for children ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 8 and up.
Summer Fitness Camp
A new summer program for children ages 7 through 11 will help kids learn about the importance of an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. The Fitness Camp for Kids, offered by New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Oleander Rehabilitation Center, is led by trained exercise physiologists and therapists and is open to any child that is interested in having fun and making healthy choices.
Through games and team challenges, participants in the Fitness Camp for Kids will learn about nutrition, endurance, strength and flexibility, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Educational materials are provided for the campers as well as for parents. The six-week program runs Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4-5 p.m. June 20 - July 27.
"We are so pleased to be offering this program to children in our area," says Julie Hancock, Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. "Not only will children have fun with the activities provided, but they will learn skills and lifestyle choices that they can take with them after camp is over."
Click here more information on the Summer Fitness Camps at NHRMC's Oleander Rehabilitation Center, call 910.452.8104.
Summer Handwriting Camp
If your child struggles with handwriting exercises or would like to get ahead for the next school year, a new summer camp may be the answer. A Handwriting Camp for Kids is being offered by New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Oleander Rehabilitation Center and allows children to practice essential handwriting skills, while completing fun and challenging activities.
The Handwriting Camp for Kids is divided into three separate sessions with emphasis on different handwriting skills appropriate for various ages. The first session lasts three weeks and is most appropriate for children ages 4-6, focusing on instruction in capital and lowercase letter formation as well as number formation. Session two is a two week program for children ages 7-9 and offers instruction in sentence formation, spacing and legibility using printed words. Session three offers instruction in sentence formation, spacing and legibility using cursive handwriting and is for children ages 8 and up, lasting 2 weeks. Handwriting Camps are offered Monday through Friday from 12-1 p.m. Dates vary depending on the session.
"We have found that when children have a chance to work with our occupational therapists on these skills, they are much more confident about their abilities when they head back to school," says Julie Hancock, Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.
Click here for more information on the Summer Handwriting Camp at NHRMC's Oleander Rehabilitation Center, call 910.452.8104