Camp High Five was created in 2015 by Ashley Collier
a Greensboro mom who has a child with limited mobility.
Camp High Five is one of a few in the country that use constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) to encourage children to strengthen their limited side.
The free CIMT camp is for children ages 5 to 10 with hemiplegia or similar diagnoses.
In addition to many occupational and physical therapists, Camp High Five’s volunteers include dog and music therapists and an adult with hemiplegia. Camp High Five emphasizes important play-based activities that facilitate the sensory-motor activities of the children.
This camp provides 30 hours of therapeutic intervention to facilitate the use of the campers’ affected (weaker) side to improve the frequency and quality of movement when performing daily activities such as getting dressed, eating or painting a picture.
There are few CIMT programs in the country,
and most are expensive.
Camp High Five raises funds all year to offer this camp for free.