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Boost Camp Success

Success at Boost Camp is measured in the gradual realization our students have - that they can do the basic physical activities their parents never dreamed of them doing.

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Boost Camp

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay presents Boost Camp,  a 4-week program founded by two mothers who took their daughters, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a long distance to attend a program called Conductive Education and saw them walk on their own for the first time.  

Boost Camp supports each child to achieve greater independence through an intensive, inter-active summer camp based on Conductive Education.

Boost Camp activities address gross and fine motor, self-help and communication skills with an emphasis on success.  A typical day includes such tasks as:

  • Crawling

  • Independent sitting

  • Standing

  • Taking steps

  • Using hands to climb up and down a ladder frame or grasp utensils

  • Eating, dressing, toileting and other life skills

  • Speech refinement

  • Participation from parent/aide required

Personal aides, parents and volunteers provide physical and verbal guidance to help each child initiate and control movements, following the lead of the Conductive Education teacher who is a highly trained movement specialist.  The teacher works like the nervous system itself, showing students where they can go then helping them to make the leap by taking a dynamic hands-on approach, physically guiding the children through movement until they can do it themselves.  Gradually their injured nervous systems are re-educated.

United Cerebral Palsy Of The North Bay Inc