Spots still open for ADHD camp

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY ó Space is available, but limited for this yearís ADHD camp in June at Dan Nicholas Park.
The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder camp is intended for children ages 6-12 who have been identified as ADHD to teach them social skills and teamwork, and to boost their self-esteem.
The camp is June 20-24.
Dr. Wayne Koontz, one of the founders of the camp, treats children with ADHD in his practice at Salisbury Pediatric Associates.
He said itís not too late for parents to enroll their children.
ěWe have some scholarships,î Koontz said.
The cost for day camp is $150 for the week, which includes lunch, activities, crafts, a water splashdown courtesy of Liberty Fire Department, karate, a science project and team-building exercises.
The camp was started about eight years ago. It began as a way to fill a void for children with ADHD and has developed into something for returning campers to look forward to and newcomers to enjoy.
Each year, has a theme. This year, itís motorcycles.
ěWe will have a group of people come out and bring their bikes,î Koontz said.
The campers will also build a model motorcycle and then ride it, he said.
Participants will go to different work stations for instruction ó drama, arts and crafts and physical activity.
Campers will also tour Dan Nicholas Park and go to the Gem Mines.
All of the children who will participate must have a physical, Koontz said.
For more information about signing a child up for the camp, call Salisbury Pediatric Associates at 704-636-5576.
Ask for Tammy at the office to obtain an application form.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.