Go Baby Go (Grades 7-10)
1 week session 9:00am - 3:00pm $310
Campers in the Go Baby Go (GBG) Community Service program will be focusing on mobility in children and how it can positively affect a child’s physical, cognitive, and social development.
During the morning, campers will have hands-on experience with children both mainstreamed and those with mobility and sensory challenges in a special camp setting. Each GBG camper will be paired with a special needs "Adaptive" camper for the week, to assist them in learning and executing skills in the morning Ninja Challenge program.
In the afternoon, campers will work in teams in the Sidwell Summer Go Baby Go garage, building and modifying a car for a child client. Each team will review their client’s needs and specifications with a licensed Physical Therapist to make specific modifications for the car. The week culminates with a Drive Around event where the car recipients will take them for a spin! Watch Go Baby Go in action with founder Professor Cole Galloway.
Community Service hours: Vary based on week/service.
Check out our other Community Service opportunities over on our DC Campus.
For parents interested in their child receiving a Go Baby Go car, please complete this form.
Dates, Hours, and Fees
|Week 1||July 9 – 13|
|Week 2||July 16 – 20|
|Week 3||July 23 – 27|
|Week 4||July 30 – August 3|
|Week 5||August 6 – 10|
|Full Day||9:00am – 3:00pm|
|Extended Day||Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.|
Campers in the one-week, full day workshop will work in teams to modify cars for children in need, identified by Good Beginnings, our partner organization. After meeting the child and learning about his/her specific mobility challenges, each team will personalize and adapt a car, while working alongside experienced staff in physical therapy, neuroscience, and engineering programs. Campers will review brain and child development milestones, discuss neurological impact of mobility, and brainstorm on various mobility solutions. Campers will have the opportunity to shadow and interview Physical Therapists and graduate students as well as work with Go Baby Go engineers. Campers will reflect on the social justice issues surrounding mobility disabilities.
During the morning, campers will have hands-on experience with children both mainstreamed and those with mobility limitations in the Summer Ninja Challenge program, a special adaptive camp setting.
The week culminates with a Drive Around event where the car recipients will ‘drive’ on the race track while family and campers cheer them on!