Community Service - Go Baby Go (Grades 7-10)

Go Baby Go (Grades 7-10)

  1 week sessions       9:00am - 3:00pm       $310

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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.

Modifying a steering wheel!

Modifying a steering wheel!

Go Baby Go campers with the car recipient!

Go Baby Go campers with the car recipient!

Dates, Hours, and Fees

2019 Dates
Week 1 July 8 – 12
Week 2 July 15 – 19
Week 3 July 22 – 26
Week 4 July 29 – August 2
Week 5 August 5 – 9
Full Day 9:00am – 3:00pm
Extended Day Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.
Full Day $310

Program Description

Go Baby Go (GBG) campers in the one-week, full-day workshop, will focus on children with mobility and sensory challenges.  During the morning, GBG campers will have fun, hands-on experience with children in the Ninja Challenge program: both mainstreamed campers and those with mobility limitations. Acting as “buddies” to these younger Ninja campers, GBG campers will learn about what is considered developmentally appropriate and developmentally delayed, as the Ninjas work through obstacle courses and activities. In the afternoon, GBG campers will work in teams to build and modify the ride-on toy cars. After meeting the “driver-to-be” through videos and pictures 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. GBG campers will review brain development milestones, discuss the neurological impact of mobility, and brainstorm on various mobility solutions.  GBG campers will reflect on the social justice issues surrounding mobility disabilities.

The week culminates with a Drive-Around event where the car recipients will “drive” on the racetrack, while family and campers cheer them on!