Our After School program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 6:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church. Students from both private and public schools in Montgomery County are welcome to attend the After School Care program. You may arrange for Celebrate Ability to be their drop-off location via MCPS transportation.
The hours following normal school hours can be productive for kids. As a result, in After School Care, we provide activities that help kids maximize their potential after having spent their whole day in a classroom. We assist them with their homework, take fun community trips, and facilitate individual and group games. We ensure that they engage in activities that will help develop their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills alongside same-age peers.
Snacks are provided for participants and our camp follows the MCPS schedule. See our School Year Schedule for more details. After the program, transportation home may be arranged on a case-by-case basis with Celebrate Ability.
All of our camps offer engaging activities and knowledgeable specialists.
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Our Arts and Crafts activities provide students with an opportunity to engage in self-expression while creating fun projects.
During boot camp, students will get quite the workout. They will be provided with the opportunity to get in shape while, at the same time, build their strength and confidence.
Campers visit community sites in small groups for recreational activities and to practice functional life skills including purchasing, social skills, and communication.
Not only is cooking a fun and tasty activity, but it also teaches valuable life skills such as emergent reading, following instructions, measuring, taking turns, and communication.
Students will first have the opportunity to watch a professional drummer jam on the drums. Then, each student gets the chance to play the drums themselves, hammering out a beat of self-expression.
Campers can sing their heart out to their favorite pop tunes!
Whether engaging in water play, having fun with bubbles, or participating in sports, time spent outdoors provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy some sunshine!
This activity provides key sensory input. Over time, sensory play can help reduce both sensory seeking and avoidance behaviors. Common activities include tactile toys such as modeling clay, water play, and bouncing on a trampoline or yoga ball.
The strategies and poses taught in our yoga classes promote focus, calming, and self-regulation by aiding in stress reduction while increasing body awareness, strength, and flexibility.
Campers will move and groove to the latest dance steps put together in a low-impact aerobics format! It makes working out fun by incorporating funky and hip steps.