This week sees Nancy and I taking almost a full week away from the family (we are still newly weds after all ) to spend some time in the sun, visiting Disney World and experiencing March Madness in person for the first time.
While here we vsited Easter Seals Camp Challenge, a pleasant hour drive north of Walt Disney World.
One of our adult daughter has special needs yet thoroughly enjoys a wide variety of outdoor and camp activities. She enjoys the Easter Seals camp back home, so we were curious to see what was possible for her in this part of the States.
Camp Challenge is wonderful. as far as activities the is a huge swimming pool …
… a petting zoo ….
… with a wide variety of animals ….
… huge indoor eating area ….
… large outdoor and indoor eating areas ….
… air conditioned sleeping quarters ….
… and so much more.
We were blown away with the facilities, the compassion shown Nancy and myself with regards to both the regular camp participants who return year after year as well as towards our special needs daughter by Maggie Denk, the Camp Director.
Maggie took time out of her busy afternoon to give us a tour so we could see for ourselves and take pictures to show our daughter. Hearing her talk about how much joy the attendees receive was inspirational. It also gave us the confidence as parents and guardians of our special needs daughter that she would thoroughly enjoy her time here.
There are so many paved walkways where people who use wheelchairs or walkers can use throughout the camp can have full access to enjoy all experiences of being outdoors.
Easter Seals Camp Challenge near Walt Disney World …. It’s not the only place where dreams of being treated with respect and dignity for people with special needs (and for their parents) can come true.
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