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Summer Camps 2016

 

Summer camps are a great way to be challenged, enjoy the outdoors and also to give caregivers a well-deserved break.

There are many great options for camps for children and adults with physical limitations, including Camp For All. This organization works in partnership with more than 60 non-profits to provide barrier-free camp experiences. Camp For All hosts campers with many different issues including muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and veterans with post war challenges. Find a camp by visiting the website: http://www.campforall.org/.

Miracle League is an international organization serving more than 200,000 children and adults with disabilities with a single mission: to make baseball accessible to people of all abilities. Miracle League fields are fully accessible to wheelchairs, and each player is paired with a non-disabled volunteer. The rules of the game are modified to give every player the opportunity to participate fully. There are now more than 250 Miracle League locations. To find out more, visit http://www.miracleleague.com.

Located in Rhode Island, Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. Each year, Sail To Prevail teaches approximately 1,000 people with disabilities the skills of sailing in their specially adapted sailboats. The programs encourage disabled individuals to be active participants by having them steer the boat and trim the sails. First-time and experienced sailors are welcome, and the program is available to all people with disabilities and is designed to meet specific needs. More information is available at http://www.sailtoprevail.org.

Everyone, including children and adults who have physical disabilities, need a vacation away from home. A large number of disability groups, clubs and recreational camps for people with a wide range of disabilities are available.

Camps provide barrier-free outdoor experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence for children and adults with disabilities. This time of respite is also very important for caregivers.

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