SPLaSH is designed to nurture and cultivate a young child’s blossoming language during the summer break. The camp’s primary mission is to foster meaningful peer interaction, build confidence, and improve the communication skills of young children.
Each SPLaSh camper will receive individualized support and will be encouraged to participate in both small and large group activities. The curriculum skillfully weaves a variety of sensory, play, music, art and practical interventions into a fun and enriching camp experience.
“For young children struggling with social interactions, it’s critical for them to continue to work on developing communication skills over the summer,’’ said Ms. Holtz. Ms. Tooson said, “The kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even know they’re working!”
The camp will be offered during two sessions: July 25-29 in Leesburg, and August 1-5 in Haymarket. Both sessions will be run from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Class size will be capped at 12 students, and each session will be run by both Ms. Holtz and Ms. Tooson, supplemented by volunteers (including same age peers).
Ms. Holtz and Ms. Tooson are both PROMPT-trained and ASHA-certified speech language pathologists. Together, they have more than two decades of experience working with young children with speech and language difficulties.
For more information on the camp: http://www.splash2011.com
Leah Hedgspeth, SPLaSH Camp Administrative Director @ 571-309-0202, prospeaking@