From day one, We Care’s vision has been to help kids with disabilities realize their full potential by raising funds to send them to fully accessible Easter Seals summer camps. These camps provide opportunities to learn new skills, try different sports and activities, and make life-long friendships. Kids return home with confidence and a greater drive to take on the world’s challenges.
Easter Seals kids face many barriers in their day-to-day lives because much of the world is not built to accommodate their accessibility needs. Some kids face isolation due to their disability or lack access to community-based programs. They may get little interaction with the world outside their home and miss important social milestones.
The camps have been designed around their needs. Recreational equipment is specially adapted to ensure all campers can participate regardless of their abilities. Camp staff and counselors receive extensive training to provide a safe and fun environment. Whether a camper want to go whitewater rafting, climb a rock wall, or learn to cook – nothing is out of reach. Easter Seals also offers leadership training programs allowing older campers to plan and run some of the camp activities.