In the post below this one, Kevin shared lots of photos from our most recent Day Camp. I had a few more on my phone I wanted to include, and also take the opportunity to say how thankful I am for my part-time job here. Working as a teacher for ladies training to be live-in caregivers in Canada has given me an abundance of friends who are eager to volunteer and gain hands-on experience.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The final day camp of April went well. Of course, it didn't go as planned; it seldom does. We had to adjustment our schedule and activities, but thankfully, the families felt loved and free to be themselves. It was a good day.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
During today's day camp, we met many new families and had several new volunteers. Although differing in severity, all of the children have been diagnosed with autism. It was a very active day.
Monday, April 13, 2015
On April 11-12, we hosted our first retreat for young adults with physical disabilities. Disabilities ranged from hearing impairment to spinal cord injury and spina bifida. It was a wonderful weekend.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
This second day camp of 2015 was in the southern part of our city. It was quite different than last week, although the tentative schedule was similar. As far as families, we originally planned to focus on kids with physical disabilities since last week focused on intellectual disabilities. The final outcome was half with cerebral palsy, three with autism, one with Down syndrome and one with a hearing impairment. Also, last week was basically a reunion of families and volunteers from last year; this week involved many new families and volunteers.