Every year more than 11 million children and adults attend camp in the United States, according to the American Camping Association. For Memphis children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities has opened registration for its 13th “All Days Are Happy Days” summer day camp.
Open to children ages 6 to 11 and offering one-to-three supervision, the camp runs from June 8-12. Children with ADHD will have a unique opportunity to participate in a fun and exciting camp focused on activities to help them develop appropriate social skills.
A team of professional social workers, educators and medical personnel from the UT Boling Center will be available to provide oversight and consultation. The Boling Center will hold “All Days Are Happy Days” camp at St. Columba Episcopal Center, 4577 Billy Maher Road. The day camp is designed to help children understand their ADHD-type behaviors. Campers team with other children who experience similar issues related to ADHD, such as inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Promoting self-esteem and learning appropriate problem-solving behaviors in a fun environment will help these children realize they are not alone in facing their challenges.
Interested parents can register children or obtain more details by contacting Ashley Annestedt by phone (901) 448-6670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may also visit the Boling Center website at www.uthsc.edu/bcdd.
Part of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities — as well as their families — through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning and policy development.