Friday, August 26, 2011

Where Diversity is Part of Camp Experience

NANJEMOY, Md. -- Many school children in the United States go to camp during the summer months, but what makes Camp Accomplish unique is that it brings children with disabilities together with those without disabilities.
It is a place for children with or without physical, developmental or emotional issues.
A climbing wall is one of many offerings at Camp Accomplish. A nervous Helen O'Brien is getting ready to climb. She is encouraged by fellow camper Camryn Evans, who just did it herself.
“Just climb and make it to the top,” Evans tells her.
“I will just climb and make it to the top," says O'Brien. "I will do it. I will do as best as I can.”
O'Brien is autistic and developmentally delayed. Evans is not. That diversity is a big part of the experience at camp

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