Easterseals offers improv camp to help build social skills

flyer with time, date information for camp and a photo of Improva-Camp participants

Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio is teaming up with The Improvaneer Method to offer summer “Improva-Camp” sessions for youth and adults with disabilities.

The Improvaneer Method was launched by Rob Snow, an Ohio parent who has a son with Down syndrome. Participants use improvisation to build skills such as quick and creative thinking, problem solving, adapting to change, listening, teamwork, self-confidence and more.

“Improv games is what they call them, but those games are working on all those social communication skills that are so Important,” said Lisa McCarty, Director of Children’s Programs at Easterseals.

McCarty has a teenage son with Down syndrome who took part in Improvaneer classes offered through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. “He loved it,” she said.

Camps are broken into a youth group for ages 10 to 15 and adult sessions for those 16 and older. All take place over three days from June 26-28 and end with a performance and reception. Cost is $175 per participant. Sign up at tinyurl.com/improv-es To learn more about the Improvaneer Method, go to www.theimprovaneermethod.com