LOCATE A CIT CAMP
There are 31 CIT Camps in the U.S. Locate a CIT Camp in your area.
LOCATE A CIT CAMP
There are 31 CIT Camps in the U.S.
Locate a CIT Camp in your area.
Constraint Induced Therapy (CIT) Camps are run by professional therapists, and are usually held once per year for a period of anywhere from one week to three weeks, depending on the individual CIT Camp. Each hemiplegic child has a removable cast created for their dominant side that covers their arm, wrist, and hand, effectively restricting the use of that side and forcing the child to use their weaker arm and hand to accomplish tasks. Each child works with OT and PT professionals and students doing fun one-handed activities, usually including meal-time, when the child eats and drinks with their affected arm and hand. The amount of time per day varies by camp, and is usually between three and six hours per day. There are not enough CIT Camps to provide for the estimated 73,000 hemiplegic children in the United States, which is why we are committed to developing new tuition-free CIT Camps (called "REACH Camps") nationwide.If you are a professional therapist and are interested in starting a REACH Camp in your area, please contact us, and we will be happy to work with you to get one started.
TUITION -- Tuition fees for CIT Camps range from a few hundred to over five thousand dollars, depending on the individual camp. Some camps, luckily, are free of charge. Insurance companies will not cover this cost, creating a barrier for many hemiplegic children whose families cannot afford the tuition.
TRAVEL COSTS -- Unless you are lucky enough to live in a city where there is a CIT Camp, travel costs can be quite expensive. These costs can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on how far you have to travel and whether you can drive or if you have to fly.
RENTAL CAR -- If you need to fly to your child's CIT Camp, chances are you'll need to rent a car for the duration of your stay. Assuming about sixty dollars per day, a rental car could cost several hundred to well over a thousand dollars, depending on the length of the camp.
LODGING -- If you must travel to another city for CIT Camp, costs for lodging must be considered. Most hotels charge from one hundred to a few hundred dollars per night. So if your child is attending a 3 Week CIT Camp, lodging could cost several thousands of dollars.