The summer camp season is in full swing but July 22nd through the 27th will a week to remember for 23 Nebraska children who are blind or visually impaired. Camp Abilities Nebraska is a six day, five night sports and leadership development camp for youth ages 9 through 19 who are blind, visually impaired or deaf and blind.
“Every year our campers write their own stories of success, accomplishing goals they did not realize they were capable of doing, ” says Kristal Platt, Vision Program Coordinator at Boys Town National Research Hospital. “Their joy in their achievements is impactful to all who witness Camp Abilities Nebraska.”
Children attending will be able to do activities that build character, community and capability. This year campers will take part in swimming, beep baseball, tandem cycling, archery, fishing, trampolines, golf and other recreational and sporting activities.
Instructors from the University of Nebraska – Omaha will serve as counselors who are highly trained in adaptive physical education.
This is the sixth year for Camp Abilities and it will take place on the Boys Town Campus.