Thursday, August 4, 2016

Family Retreat

This year's Family Retreat was held from July 28-August 1. It  involved 30 families with children affected by disabilities plus a 15-member Joni and Friends team, our organization's staff and dozens of volunteers including doctors, therapists and special education teachers.
There was a carnival, talent show and countless games and activities for the kids.
It was a meaningful experience for all!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Day Camps, Summer 2016

Things are moving quickly! We offered day camps on June 18, June 22, June 25, July 2, and July 8 ... just in time to prepare for two water days at the park, a family retreat reunion, and then the 2016 Family Retreat. But we don't want to get ahead of ourselves, so here comes photo glimpses.
 ~ Kevin

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dragon Boat Festival

On Wednesday, June 8, we hosted a Dragon Boat Festival day camp for 32 adults with disabilities. The most memorable part involved the participant's clay sculptures. 
In addition to our clay modeling, we were able to watch an inspiring video from Nick Vujicic. Several of the participants were quite moved. Though things can get very challenging, we will not give up.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Children's Day Camp

On June 1, which is Children's Day is China, we hosted a day camp for 23 families affected by physical and intellectual disabilities. It was a lot of fun for the kids.