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Inclusivity in sports
Turlock Sports Park hosting camps for children with developmental disabilities
Inclusivity Camp
Local children on the autism spectrum and with neurodivergent disabilities came together Tuesday for the first-ever Inclusive Sports Camp hosted by the Turlock Sports Park (Photo contributed).

Local children with different developmental disabilities, such as those on the autism spectrum or who are neurodivergent, have an opportunity to get moving this summer thanks to the Turlock Sports Park’s new Inclusive Sports Camp. 

The camp, put together in part by Broc Hamilton, Jessica Hamilton, Rupeet Kaur and a handful of volunteers, is designed to provide a supportive, fun and inclusive environment for children. According to the organization, it came together after many requests from community members.

The program, held at the Turlock Regional Sports Complex behind Pitman High School, began this week and will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. through Aug. 1, with $149 registrations open until Friday.

This week, there will be an introduction to basic motor skills with fun movement games and activities. The second week will introduce participants to team sports, including lessons on basic soccer and football skills. The third week will be similar, as participants will be able to explore even more individual and team sports like track and field activities and baseball. The fourth and final week is described as a celebration with chosen sports practice, small games, and an awards ceremony featuring trophies, medals and participation certificates. Children will be split into groups based on their support needs with a cool-down spot for overstimulation.

As part of the camp, jerseys from Impact Prints and necessary sports equipment will be provided. A sensory area featuring stamps, fidget spinners and sensory kits will be available, as well. There will also be a picture day for participants hosted by Shoob Photography.

“TSP is incredibly excited to witness the amazing growth of these kids from day one all the way to our final day together,” the organization said on social media Tuesday. “Let's make every moment count and celebrate their progress together.”
Community members can register their child at  Those with any questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to Kaur at or 209-281-5200.