The Exceptional Foundation of Atlanta (The EFAtl) hosted their first “Exceptional Summer Camp” the entire month of June at the First Baptist Church of Snellville. One of Metro MT’s own, Merideth McClain, had the privilege of providing music therapy services to the campers four days a week throughout the month! Participants over the age of sixteen with varying abilities were able to gain a true summer camp experience.
Activities included adaptive physical education, art, cooking classes, team games and exercises and, of course, music therapy! Each music therapy group used instruments, music games, singing, dancing, songwriting interventions, and music listening identification activities. Using these music-based interventions allowed campers to imaginatively and freely express themselves, gain confidence, work with team members, and successfully and safely use music as a creative outlet. Merideth believes that the camp was an opportunity to encourage creativity and build lifelong friendships.
Metro MT is most grateful for our partnership with The EFAtl and the wonderful work they are doing in the community for the special needs population!