Hello fellow listers,
I've been quiet again this week after working so hard to catch up with my
mail last weekend. Had family over and also this was camp week. Usually
at this time of year, our patient loads are pretty low so, the speech
therapist decided to start a camp.
The camp is for children who are physically challenged and/or may be using
augmentative communication devices. We call it Camp Candu.
This year we had an abundance of volunteers, some typically developing kids
and six campers. We had a full week of activities that included shaving
cream fights, swinging, bubbles, skating, biking, a Cooper car, horse back
riding one day, a luau, parchute play, basketball, dancing, and lots and
lots of laughing. The best part of the experience other than the big grins
and obvious fun is the remarks of the parents especially ones like "I
didn't know they could do ...."
By Friday we were tired but had a great luau with grass skirts and leis and
a real Hawain trained polynesian dancer (who's just about one of the nicest
people you are ever going to meet).
We've got lots of pictures and as soon as we have our website for the
office and camp up and running, I'll send you the URL.
Hope your summers are going well, I feel sorry for you folks up North who
aren't used to the heat. Us, we just head for the air conditioning and the
Elizabeth Thiers, OTR
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