Kids in Motion

Kids in Motion

Kids In Motion

The Kids In Motion experience is a program we designed to fit the young adult special needs population.  Our daughter Jessica is a great example of what most parents with special needs kids are experiencing.  Jessica is a young adult, she wants to hang out with her friends, do fun things but not with her parents.  She wanted to be independent and have fun experiences.  We designed Kids In Motion to fit that need.  We have the most amazing counselors who have many years of experience working with special needs individuals.  They understand and love these kids with all their hearts.

Kids in Motion started in the summer of 2012 as a small program to get young adults with special needs out with their peers doing fun things like bowling, movies, laser tag, cooking, volunteer work, etc.  Kids In Motion has been an incredible success. We allow campers the opportunity to spend time with their peers doing various activities in a fun, safe environment. There are not many programs like ours available to parents of special needs children. Our parents have been so grateful for the chance their children have to participate, grow relationships with each other and blossom in our program.

Cooking Classes

One of our camper’s favorite activities.  We utilized printed recipes to work with the campers on things like measurements, following directions, kitchen safety, etc.  We made everything from pizza for lunch and cupcakes for dessert and we worked up to an entire chicken enchilada dinner with homemade salsa that our campers got to take home and serve to their families.

Sports: Bowling, Swimming, Redneck Baseball

We love pool days; there is no better way to cool off from the hot Texas heat then spending the day with our friends in the pool. From trying our bowling skills at the bowling ally to playing redneck baseball, which is the water version of kickball are great fun!

Scavenger Hunt

Our campers love to test their puzzle skills while they compete in the Kids in Motion Scavenger hunt. Campers are paired up into teams with a counselors and set off to figure out their clues that lead them to a place around camp with an activity.

Ranch Critters/MGR/Volunteering

Ranch Critters is located in Hempstead, TX.  It is a wonderful non-profit organization that is a rescue and sanctuary for unwanted equine animals.  Our campers spent one day a week the entire summer helping take care of the animals, completing everyday chores and even helped repair and paint a fence.  It was an amazing experience.

Morning Glory Ranch Real Horse Play Summer Camp

In 2016 our camper got the chance to take part in a summer horse camp program. Campers learned basic horsemanship along with learning how to take care of, groom, and ride their horse that they took care of that week.

Outings

Some of the highlights of our outings:

Movies, Pool days and even shopping for Dad before Father’s Day were great fun!  A small reunion over the holidays allowed us to reunite for a fun day of cookie decorating and lunch!

Rainy Days Equal fun indoor game days!

To see more pictures or videos from camp, check out our Facebook page Kids In Motion!