By Guest Blogger Ma’Kayla Hunter

The Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association created a new summer program to provide therapies and developmental activities with peers for children birth to three with special needs. Located at the Canterbury School in Greensboro, GCPA kiddos come at least once a week to continue growing during the summer. The program is led by our Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist that create the structure to best benefit each child and their specific needs. Each week provides a different and fun theme, including cooking, plants, and even animals! Every child can grow instead of regress while having fun with their peers.

Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association

What makes this camp different?

GCPA’s Sunshine Summer Care Program is unique by providing a structure of therapeutic focus, based on each child’s needs, in a safe and adaptive environment. From exploring the classroom to the outdoors environment, GCPA’s camp provides the opportunity to explore in creative ways. Younger children with special needs are often limited to developing in an isolated setting.

This summer program provides the therapeutic aspect, while also creating a social environment where children and families can connect. GCPA’s summer program starts after our Infant-Toddler Program ends that occurs during the school year. The addition of the summer program helps to keep the routine of developing and structure of learning at school. These aspects along with targeted development for growth highlight the success we have had by starting and continuing GCPA’s Summer Program.

Special Needs Summer Camp

Partnerships in Guilford County

At GCPA, we have a firm belief in partnering with others in the community to provide the best experience and opportunities for growth for our families. GCPA’s summer program would not have been possible without our stellar partnership with Canterbury School in Greensboro. Their focus on service has not only led to the perfect location for our summer camp, but also alumni students who still treasure service from their lessons taught at Canterbury. Alumni students come to volunteer and assist our staff on creating a fun and safe developmental environment. Without their support, our summer camp would not be as impactful as it is this year.

Summer Camp

About GCPA

The Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exist to serve children with developmental delays and medical issues from birth to three years of age, assisting children to meet their developmental goals to access their full potential. GCPA has served the Guilford community for over 70 years by reducing developmental gaps of thousands of children.

To learn more about GCPA, check out their website at: or follow them on Facebook and Instagram for their latest updates.

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