Out & About’s Summer Camp activities include fishing, equine assisted opportunities, art exploration, swimming, movement, sports and games, gardening, as well as lots of scheduled field trips to local venues such as Water World, Elitch Gardens and the Wildlife Experience. The goal of the camp is to provide a sense of acceptance and self among peers, to enhance participants’ quality of life through the development of socialization skills and coordination skills, and to promote community integration.
Check out the photos below to get a small sampling of all the cool stuff the campers participated in this summer.
|Woody checks out his infrared light image at th|
Museum of Nature and Science in Denver.
|Chris and Sofia engage in a sensory integrated activity and|
get creative with bubbles.
|Meredith and Kennedy hike the South Mesa Trail in Boulder.|
|After several summers of refusing to get on a horse, |
Matt successfuly rode this summer! He was a little nervous
at first, but was laughing and smiling at the end.
|Shawn and Caden in the pool.|
Fun bonus information: Melinda Myrick, a parent of an Out & About Summer Camper, made a guest appearance at an Out & About staff meeting following the end of the camp with her daughter Erin and her friend Chris. They brought O & A staffers a big cake. Apparently, the cake was so good, they couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing in time.
Along with the cake was a nice note Melinda had emailed earlier that day. “I wanted to say how impressed I was with summer camp this year. It has always been a wonderful experience for Erin, but this year was something special. The staff was energetic, positive, and funny. Everyone was really on their game and it showed. The kids were great, too. Erin made some lasting friendships this year. Thank you so much for everything.”