Camps for All

Camps for All

Q. My son uses a wheelchair. Is there a camp for kids interested in being active with a disability?

A. A wheelchair sports camp, whether an overnight or day experience, opens a new world of involvement for kids in wheelchairs. The recreational activities encourage independence and use of social and coping skills. In a supportive environment, campers go outside of their comfort zone to triumph over mental and physical barriers. Individuals with disabilities often feel isolated in the “normal” camp environment. A disability specific camp is a way to introduce your child to adaptive recreation and a new level of participation. Whether it is riding a horse for the first time or sliding down the zip line, wheelchair sports camps allow children to experience camp just like their able-bodied siblings and friends.

Genny Gomez \ Director \ Moran Camp Xtreme www.tirrfoundation.org/youth-programs

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