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disability camps international

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Jason
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Hi

My son turns 9 this summer and Ive been wondering if there are any disability camps he could join. He "suffers" from hemiplegia and feels always excluded in normal camps. boys running around and he cant follow, girls doesnt wanna dance with him, that kind of stuff.

Does anyone of you know about such camps?

Cheers
Written on: 25/06/2010 [09:29]
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benji
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Written on: 25/06/2010 [09:44]
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Jason
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I've found that one too but thats a camp for 18-35 year olds, my son is only 9.
Thanks anyway!
Written on: 25/06/2010 [09:45]
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campawakening
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Check out Camp Awakening in Ontario, Canada: www.campawakening.com

Camp Awakening provides integrated outdoor recreation for children and youth with physical disabilities. We operate out of two mainstream summer camps in Ontario - Kilcoo Camp for boys in the Haliburton Highlands and Camp Oconto for girls north of Kingston. Our campers have a wide range of disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida & hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, juvenile arthritis, epilepsy, spinal cord & brain injury, vision loss, hearing loss, and amputation.

Our campers, ages 9 to 18, succeed in conquering new challenges at their own pace and at their own level of ability. They enjoy wilderness adventures through our canoe tripping program, and traditional in-camp activities like swimming, sailing, kayaking, land sports, rock wall climbing (boys), horseback riding (girls), archery and handicrafts. Each 2-week session welcomes 7 campers and 4 staff.

Camp Awakening campers:
• Are 9 to 18 years of age and have a physical disability
• Can walk (with or without an assistive device) OR use a manual wheelchair by themselves
• Are independent in their daily living routine (eating, dressing and toileting) most of the time
• Are comfortable boating and swimming in a lake
• Enjoy group activities and the great outdoors!
Written on: 03/03/2011 [21:26]
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clareen
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wow, that sounds really good!
Too bad Im too old for this icon_wink.gif
Written on: 17/03/2011 [14:42]
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