After School Program

Higher Ground offers a six-week after school program in the spring and fall for Blaine County 2nd – 5th grade students for children with physical or intellectual disabilities. This program provides the students an opportunity to recreate outside of school like their peers, but with one-on-one instruction.

Activities include swimming, indoor rock climbing, and gymnastics, to track and field.

FALL 2017

POTTERY
Are you ready to get creative? HG and Boulder Mountain Clayworks are partnering to put on a 4-week program. Let’s put on our creative hats and get our hands dirty for some clay-making fun!

Contact: Kayla@highergroundsv.org / 208.720.2661
Age: 5-10 (elementary age)
Location: Boulder Mountain Clayworks, Ketchum
Starts: Wednesday, September 6th
Ends: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 3p – 4pm
Transportation: HG will provide transportation from school to Boulder Mountain Clayworks. Parents will pick up at 4pm at Boulder Mountain Clayworks.
*School pick up times TBD*

ICE DANCE INTERNATIONAL
Higher Ground and Ice Dance International will be partnering again this fall! In this amazing collaboration, local HG participants of all levels learn how to ice skate and perfect their skills from professional Ice Dancer. Come join us on the ICE for this 3-week program!

Contact: Kayla@highergroundsv.org / 208.720.2661
Location: Sun Valley Ice Rink
FOR AGES 5-10:
Tuesdays, September 5, 12 & 19
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
FOR AGES 11 AND UP:
Thursdays, September 7, 14 & 21
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Transportation: HG will provide transportation from school to the Sun Valley ice rink. Parents will pick up participants at the ice rink at 4pm.
*School pick up times TBD*

Charles, a young man with an intellectual developmental disorder, came to HG very timid with little internal motivation with a goal to be more active. During camp, his counselors gave him attention and encouraged him to take part in the activities. Initially, rock climbing did not interest Charles but by the end of the five-week session, he was completing entire routes to the top of the climbing wall. Charles became very focused, engaged, and enthusiastic. With the increased confidence he gained by meeting goals, he started to engage more with his peers and increase his willingness to try new things.

HG Staff Testimonial