Therapeutic & Recreational Bootcamp Classes

A Unique Program for Motor Skills, Focus Skills, and Social Skills Development

While working in outpatient pediatric OT clinics, Dr. Amy Wheadon, OTD, OTR/L developed a passion for using intense physical exercise as a change agent for improved motor and focus skills in children in a group setting.  Children who participated in these groups not only became stronger and developed their physical skills, but they demonstrated improved ability to focus in school, when completing homework, and when performing daily living activities.  Peer interaction skills and impulse control also improved. In 2016, Amy founded the structured, manualized KidSHINE Bootcamp Program, which is now an evidence-based thematic program that uses intense physical exercise to improve strength and self regulation in children. Amy conducted doctoral level research on the KidSHINE Bootcamp program in 2019 and found significant improvements in sensory processing skills, social skills, and daily activities in children with sensory processing challenges after participation in the 16 week KidSHINE Bootcamp Program.  The program has been expanded to include therapeutic and recreational groups for preschool aged children, elementary aged children and teenagers.

Benefits

- Improved core strength, balance, coordination, spatial awareness, motor planning, gross motor and fine motor skills

- Structured, safe, adult guided environment to practice focus and concentration, listening skills, peer cooperation and social skills

- Daily physical activity to help children focus in school and for daily routines

- Enhanced executive functioning and planning/ organizational skills

- Enhanced attention & concentration using a sensory integration approach

Week Session-NOV 16th-JAN 15th

Recreational Classes for $225

Therapeutic Classes for $250

*limited class offerings and sizes due to COVID-19 restrictions

We Care About Safety!
  • Children will be encouraged to wear a mask

  • We know that wearing a mask while exercising can be challenging, special mask-break areas will be available

  • Social distancing measures will be in place, including specified stations for each child to exercise safely while with peers

  • Disinfection of equipment and spaces occurs regularly and will be implemented before and after all sessions

  • Small ratio classes

Weekly Activities

​- Warm up our minds and bodies

- Gross Motor Obstacle Course

-Theme Based Physical Challenges

-Physical Conditioning

- Team Building Activities

- Fine Motor Activity (for preschool classes at schools)

- Carry over challenges for home and “Goal for the week”

Recreational Program

Saturdays 10-10:45 (ages 5-9)

*6 children max

$225

Strong Kids 1

Strength, Skills & Confidence

This recreational conditioning program is designed to enhance core strength, motor planning/ coordination, balance and upper body strength for boys and girls ages 5-9 who have strong underlying motor skills and demonstrate the ability to focus, attend and follow directions.  These classes will challenge skills, strength and endurance in a fun and non-competitive environment and is a great adjunct for children who want to enhance his or her performance in a particular sport. We work on general conditioning, and, of course.. there is a weekly obstacle course!

*Held INDOOR and OUTDOOR with social distancing measures in place

Recreational Program

Tuesday 5:30- 6:15 PM (ages 12 and up)

*8 children max 

$225

Teen Conditioning

This recreational conditioning program is designed to enhance core strength, agility, dynamic balance and upper body strength for boys and girls ages 12-16 who have strong underlying motor skills and demonstrate the ability to focus, attend and follow directions.  We will also introduce and teach proper weightlifting form with light weights. This program is a great adjunct for children who want to enhance his or her performance in a particular sport.

*Held INDOOR and OUTDOOR with social distancing measures in place

Therapeutic Program

Wednesday 4:45-5:30 (ages 5-8)

CLASS FULL- Waitlist Only

Wednesday 5:45 - 6:30 PM (ages 8-12) 

CLASS FULL- Waitlist Only

*6 children max  

$250

Strong Kids 2

Strength, Skills & Confidence

This therapeutic program is designed to promote core strengthening, motor planning and balance, building skills with accuracy and working on attention, focus and turn taking. The slower pace, additional support and smaller class size allows for more individual attention to focus on motor skill, social skill development and focus. Peers work together as a team to complete group physical challenges and obstacle courses, and of course have fun! We encourage children to find their inner strength and be proud of their accomplishments! 

*Held in our NEW 1600 sq. ft. bootcamp room with the garage door OPEN

Therapeutic Program

Tuesday 5- 5:45 pm (ages 8-12)

Two Spots Left

*8 children max

$250

Brain Games Executive Functioning

This therapeutic program is designed to promote strengthening, motor planning and balance, while also working on organizational skills, sequencing, time management and problem solving skills. Executive functioning strategies are interwoven within physical activity and exercise-based challenges.  Peers work together as a team to complete group physical challenges and obstacle courses, and of course have fun! Children are given home challenges to carry over EF skills practiced in the group.

Recreational Program

Monday 2:00-2:45PM (ages 4-5)

1 Spot Left

Saturdays 9-9:45 AM (ages 3-5) 

CLASS FULL- Waitlist Only 

*6 children max 

$225

Mini Kiddos 

This integrated program is designed for preschool aged children and targets core strengthening, body awareness, motor planning, balance, skill building and working on attention, focus and turn taking.  Children will sing songs, play group movement games and participate in age appropriate obstacle courses. 

*Held in our NEW 1600 sq. ft. bootcamp room with the garage door OPEN

Recreational Program

Thursday 5:30 -6:15 (ages 8-12) 

CLASS FULL- Waitlist Only

*8 children max

$225

Girls Empowerment

This recreational conditioning program is designed to enhance core and upper body strength, agility, coordination, and balance.  This program is designed for girls who have strong underlying motor skills and who demonstrate the ability to focus, attend and follow directions independently.  Weekly classes will challenge skills, strength and endurance in a fun and non-competitive environment.  In addition, our girls empowerment program focuses on enhancing confidence, teaching girls to embrace their inner and outer strengths and to support one another as a team.  

KidSHINE Rowley

28 Forest Ridge Drive #1

Rowley, MA 01969

Call Us:

978.356.0315

KidSHINE Amesbury

14 Cedar Street #107

Amesbury, MA 01913

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