Play-Place is hosting it’s pilot vocational training summer camp with four 2 week sessions designed to improve social skills, build confidence, gain job skills, time management, incorporate functional activities of daily living and language development through in-house speech language pathologists. This program welcomes 16+ aged campers with mild to moderate language and/or cognitive delays. It runs Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm. An intake will conducted for ALL applicants to determine eligibility for the program.

BEYOND BOUNDS is a spin-off of our L.E.A.P summer camp supporting campers 16 years and older with pre-vocational skill-building. In this program, participants will explore various fields, including clerical, culinary, textured art, balloon decor, t-shirt design, and recycling.

Session Cost: $350


Camp Dates

  • June 24th – July 5th
  • July 8th – July 19th
  • July 22nd – August 2nd
  • August 5th – August 16th

Registration Fees

  • Early Registration (Before May 15th): $100 ($50 registration & $50 towards tuition)
  • Late Registration begins May 16th – June 10th $200 ($100 for registration + $100 towards tuition)

BEYOND BOUNDS Summer Camp is $350 per 2 week session.


“BEYOND BOUNDS” 2024 Wish List

Help pilot this year’s Summer Vocational Training Camp to success with a donation of 1, 2 or bulk supplies from our Wish List. There are limited programs that support the adaptive needs of our participants and we need your help to champion Play-Place’s mission to simply “give them a chance.” Whether it is a scholarship to a camper or the purchase of products to propel the self-esteem and job skills to increased independence and self-sufficiency, this opportunity is life-changing . See below for more details.

Help make our campers’ summer by providing a full or partial scholarship for our BEYOND BOUNDS camp, or donate to provide special camp T-shirts for the kids.

Wishlist items may be dropped off:
• Monday-Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
• Sunday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Or shipped to:
Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center
42301 Mound Road 

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

  • Kool-Aid Juice Boxes
  • Capri Sun Juice Boxes
  • Individual Pizzas ( Red Baron brand – Sam’s Club)
  • Animal Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Cheese Puffs
  • Jello
  • Gold Fish
  • Ice Cream Cups (all flavors)
  • Fruit Snacks/Fruit Rollups
  • Freeze Pops

  • Blank T-shirts
  • Mylar Balloons (ALL sizes)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Sequins
  • Art Canvases (S, M, L)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-tips
  • Trowels (medium)
  • Plaster
  • E6000 Glue
  • Hot Glue Guns + Glue sticks
  • Strings of pearls (all colors – all sizes)
  • Modge Podge
  • Elmer’s Liquid Glue
  • Elmer’s Glue Sticks

  • Garbage Bags (tall kitchen & 30 gal)
  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Disposable Rubber Gloves
  • Vacuum Cleaner (2)
  • Sponges (large & small)
  • Windex
  • Pinesol

  • iPad Chargers (12)
  • 2 Nintendo Switch Consoles
  • 1 Xbox Console
  • 5 iPads (6th gen. or higher)
  • 1 – 40″ or bigger TVs