Kids On The Go

Traverse City

Kids On The Go is a Michigan based pediatric non-profit program designed to provide special needs children (3-17 years) with physical, occupational and speech therapy during the summer months. In 2019, Kids on the Go collaborated with local therapists and community members in Traverse City to create a new camp program in a great new location.

The mission of Kids On The Go….. is to recognize and facilitate the goals of children with special needs and to further develop their current skills through therapeutic and wellness programs for the children and their families.

Our vision….. is to provide a safe environment that will foster opportunities for growth, inclusion and provides valuable resources for our community.


After an incredible 5 years of hard work and dedication, Dr. Natalie Ramsey is stepping down from her role as Director of Kids On The Go in Traverse City. We welcome our new Regional Director, Shannon McEnroe, to the team!

Program Registration and Scholarship Information:


Kids On the Go, Traverse City is “on the go” for summer 2024!

We are excited to announce our “Pop Up” Programs for Summer 2024. Spots are limited for our Yoga and Adventure Hike programs. We ask that enrollment requests be completed by Friday, June 14th, 2024 so we can have an accurate t-shirt order!

All Kids On The Go programs are offered on a scholarship basis and fully funded by our generous sponsors. Following completion of the google form for enrollment requests, you will receive additional information from Shannon – our Traverse City Regional Director or another KOTG staff member.

Completing the enrollment request google form does NOT guarantee that your child will be able to participate in the program/date chosen until you have received AND accepted the scholarship offer by the given due date from the TC Kids On The Go Regional Director. You will also be notified if your camper has been waitlisted and will receive further information if a scholarship becomes available.

If your child receives a scholarship, additional information such as a health appraisal form signed by your child’s physician (KOTG will provide the form), IEP documentation, etc. will be requested.


Campers will address mobility, sensory integration, strengthening, emotional regulation, and speech skills in this imaginative and fun group setting supported by speech pathologists, yoga professionals, and volunteers. Programming is custom designed for children with special needs ages 3 to 12 years old and meets 45 minutes per week.

Yoga will be split into two groups and is available on three dates, please feel free to request one, two, or all three sessions!

  • Dates Available:
    • Wednesday, July 10th
    • Wednesday, July 17th
    • Wednesday, July 24th
  • 3 – 5 years old:
    • 9:00am – 9:45am
  • 6 – 12 years old:
    • 10:00am-10:45am

Please complete the yoga enrollment request application below if you are interested in being considered for a scholarship for the Kids On The Go – Traverse City Yoga Pop Up Program. Your enrollment request will be confirmed via email by Shannon. Scholarship awards and waitlist letters will be sent out via email once the deadline for enrollment has closed.

Yoga Enrollment Request Application

Adventure Hike

Campers ages 8 years old and up will explore the great outdoors while addressing social skills, mobility, sensory integration, and environmental education. All hikes will be 1 mile or less and campers will be supported by a physical therapist, speech pathologist, and volunteers.

There will be three dates available and all hikes will take place at 3pm. Please feel free to request one, two, or all three sessions!

  • Dates Available:
    • Thursday, July 25th
    • Thursday, August 1st
    • Thursday, August 8th

***NOTE: Parents are required to stay on site for the duration of the hike.

Please complete the Hiking Enrollment Request Application below if you are interested in being considered for a scholarship for the Kids On The Go – Traverse City Hiking Pop Up Program. Your enrollment request will be confirmed via email by Shannon. Scholarship awards and waitlist letters will be sent out via email once the deadline for enrollment has closed.

Hiking Enrollment Request Application

Family Fun Day

Bring the whole family to celebrate Summer 2024 with Kids On The Go – Traverse City at the Civic Center Pavillion on Wednesday, August 7th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm for a snack and some fun outdoor activities. 

Families will have a chance to meet the Kids On The Go staff and volunteers, as well as other campers and their families. While our summer programs look different this year, we still want to celebrate another fantastic summer with Kids On The Go in Northern Michigan!

Please RSVP for the number of family members attending using the link below by Monday, July 29th so we can ensure we have enough snacks and activities for everyone to enjoy! 

Family Fun Day RSVP Link

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Shannon McEnroe
KOTG TC Regional Director



Kids On The Go In Action ~Traverse City

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In 2023, we kicked off our 3rd summer of in-person camp in Traverse City, Michigan. Check out the report below for stories and photos featuring our incredible campers, staff, and volunteers. We proudly thank our sponsors and donors for making this camp possible, and who we depend on to help keep our program moving forward toward a happy, healthy, and resilient future.

2023 Camp Report 8.5x11 by Natalie Ramsey


This donation goes to the NEW  Kids On The Go Camp in Traverse City!

We could not be more excited and hopeful for the future of Kids On The Go as we expand our services to Traverse City, Michigan. None of this could be done without the generous and continued support from YOU. Please join us to help build our new Traverse City program. Your tax deductible donation will have a lasting impact. It will strengthen the community and expand available health care resources by supporting local families and making a difference in a child’s life.

Please consider supporting Kids On The Go Traverse City by filling out the donation form below. Your support is crucial for our efforts to be successful. We thank you with all our hearts for your donation that goes toward helping a child in your local community. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you truly helped a child to succeed!

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Donation Total: $25.00 for 12


STAFF: Join our team! 

2024 Staff and Volunteer Apply HERE
If you are looking for an extremely rewarding employment opportunity to contribute to the developmental progress of children in the Grand Traverse Bay Region, and would like to work in a team setting to help make a difference, please contact Shannon McEnroe at

Kids on the Go Traverse City Staff

Stay tuned to learn more about our 2024 Pop Up Camp Staff!

A Special Thanks to our Generous 2022-2023 Camp Sponsors!

The Canfield Family

Susan Duffy

Drs. Mark and Ann Smith

The Miller Family

Sherwood Smith

The McEnroe Family

The Les and Anne Biederman Foundation, Inc

Jeffrey & Joyce Gaydos

Kathy and Dennis LaRaia

Norma Boersen in honor of Parker

Kids On The Go Traverse City Advisory Board

Caitlin Raupp

Caitlin Raupp is a pool industry executive specializing in Marketing and Business Development. She was quickly immersed into the disability community in 2016 when her beautiful son Holden was born with Down syndrome. Caitlin has sat on other nonprofit advisory boards...

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Heather Busch, BA, MEd

Heather Busch earned a double bachelor’s degree at University of Colorado Boulder, in western water resource management and physical geography. In between educational programs, Heather worked as an executive nanny, taught junior ski school, and partnered...

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Kathleen LaRaia, MS

Kathy is a healthcare executive with expertise in strategic planning, healthcare operations, physician contracting, service line development, financial analysis and budgeting. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State...

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Lisa Marie Miller

Lisa Marie Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Augusta University in 2012. Eschewing her educational background in life sciences, Lisa has pursued a career focused on team organization, client collaboration, and outdoor recreation. She...

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Paul C. Zimmer

Paul C. Zimmer is the Chairman of the Board of Allied Printing Company, Inc., in Ferndale, Michigan.Founded in 1952, Allied Printing Co. helps organizations meet their marketing, communications and branding needs through commercial print, data-driven...

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Natalie Ramsey, PT, DPT

Dr. Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 2007, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Central Michigan University in 2010. She has extensive experience providing physical therapy services at both...

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Kristin Piana Schena, Founder/ Executive Director

With more than 20 years of clinical and supervisory experience in the field of speech-language pathology, Mrs. Schena has improved the lives of many people. Throughout her career, she has been the recipient of various awards, has been published and has...

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