Friday, January 10, 2014

Please donate. Please share. Help Camp Abilities Long Island

Hi friends,
I wanted to share news about our sister camp, Camp Abilities Long Island. They are doing a fundraiser. All of our Camp Abilities programs are phenomenal week-long programs for our kids. Each of these camps does a tremendous job! I am fortunate to head up Camp Abilities CT where we are a state funded program. Most of our programs rely on donations, grants, etc. I personally have had some great people who have worked at Long Island come to me in Connecticut. Long Island runs a great camp. Please help them keep it going!

Here's the link:

An excerpt from Camp Abilities Long Island:
Camp Abilities Long Island is a four-day, overnight developmental sports camp for children who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf/blind between the ages of 9 and 19 . Camp Abilities was started at the College of Brockport in 1996 by Dr. Lauren Lieberman and has expanded to many states across the country and internationally. The first Camp Abilities Long Island was successfully conducted in July 2009 on the campus of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York by Lisa Innella. Camp Abilities Long Island is Incorporated under the name "Long Island Sports Camp for Children with Visual Impairments, Inc.", is a certified 501c3 charity organization. The camp is set up to provide a 1:1 instructional situation for each child. Now entering its 6th year, Camp Abilities Long Island will provide children with visual impairments who live in and around New York State a chance to experience a wide range of physical activities. The campers are instructed in and participate in a variety of sports that are geared toward people with limited or no vision. Some of the sports include beep baseball, tandem biking, swimming, basketball, goal ball, soccer, track and field, bocce, and rollerblading.

Camp Abilities Long Island is a unique program on Long Island because, it is the only residential summer camp in the area that focuses on providing opportunities for children and youth who are blind and visually impaired to learn and engage in sport activities, and it also provides each family and physical education teacher with in depth assessments of the child’s abilities on each sport and activity.

Please help us reach our goal so we can provide these great services for these special young people. Every little bit counts!

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