Project Description

Summer Fun! Program

Created by Rainbow’s pediatric rehabilitation specialists, our therapeutic Summer Fun! programs are designed for children and teens with brain injuries who need structure and supervision when school is not in session.

Summer at Rainbow is a fun and educational experience for all age groups. It brings out the best in the kids who attend, and the adults who are a part of the program. It creates memories for years to come!

Increase Independence

Therapy cleverly disguised as good times?  That’s the core of Summer Fun! Activities are designed to address therapeutic goals so kids gain self control and skill mastery while having fun.

Positive behavioral changes are encouraged and rewarded, too.  Steps toward independence are closely supervised by pediatric professionals.

Fitness Fun

Participate in team play, organized games, swimming and more.  Summer Fun! activities challenge while emphasizing the value that each individual offers.

Decision making, teamwork skills and the rules of fair play are emphasized, and they enhance the social benefits of group activities.

Learn and Explore

Celebrate creativity and curiosity in a program that allows kids to try new activities in a safe, supportive environment.  Weekly outings reflect each age group’s unique interests.  Academic skills are reinforced through the summer so kids are school-ready in the fall.

Gain Responsibility

Contributing to the community is an important component of Rainbow’s Summer Fun! program.  Volunteer opportunities or pre-vocational projects are part of every week.

Teens and young adults benefit from paid employment in a structured, supportive environment—practicing job skills and social interactions in real-world situations.

Residential Options 

Residential options are available for all age groups in Oakland County.  Living with peers while attending Summer Fun! provides opportunities to practice appropriate behaviors and interactions while making new friends.

The programs offer four broad participant groups:

Elementary School Age
Middle School Age
High School Age
Postsecondary Age (Young Adult)

Locations

Oakland Treatment Center
32715 Grand River Ave.
Farmington, MI 48336
Sample Schedule

Genesee Treatment Center
5402 Gateway Centre Dr, Suite B
Flint, MI 48507
Sample Schedule

 

Outings and Activities

Exploring the community is crucial to practicing appropriate behavior and developing positive peer relationships.  It’s also Fun!

  • Sporting events
  • Water parks
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Field day
  • Talent show
  • Overnight camping

Program Highlights

  • Professional pediatric therapists
  • Safe staff-to-child ratio
  • Academic support for school readiness
  • Paid employment for teens
  • Appropriate social interactions
  • Positive behavior reinforcement
  • Outcomes driven
  • Individual therapies when prescribed
  • Summer Fun!