Milestones Pediatrics begins summer camp with sports at Rec Center

Published 12:30 pm Friday, June 7, 2024

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With school out and summer in full swing, multiple summer youth programs are underway. One of these is Milestone Pediatric Therapy’s Camp Milestones, offered to children with behavioral, speech and physical disabilities. The camp will last through to July, with each week having a particular theme. This week’s theme is Sports Week, with the Recreation Authority offering the new Rec Facility for the week.

Kristen Palmer, CFO and occupational therapist at Milestone, spoke to the Post-Searchlight about the camp’s themes this year.

“Next week is Farm Week, it’ll be at Spring Hill Tree Farm,” she said. “Then we have Self-Care Week, Water Week is the last week of June. In July we have Circus Week, and Camping Week.”

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This year has seen 140 children register for Camp Milestone, divided up into six groups a day. Aside from taking advantage of the new Recreation Facility, Camp Week will also see the kids visited by Smokey the Bear for the first time.

“I’m just grateful for the support of the community, all of our sponsors,” Palmer said. “We have a lot of young, adolescent and college-age volunteers that devote their time, and so we could not pull it off without them.” She also thanked the Pilot Club for their donations.

Anyone looking to make a donation, be it money, food, or supplies, can either drop it off at Milestones’ office at 118 River Street, or call to arrange a pick-up.