Grand County: Summer camp scholarships available for children with disabilities
Attending summer camp is an experience unavailable to many children because of physical or cognitive disabilities, but the Fraser River Valley Lions Club has developed a scholarship program to help.
The Lions are offering a six-day camp adventure to two Grand County children between the ages of 8 and 18 this summer. The camp’s fee of $375 plus the application fee of $75 will be covered by the club’s scholarships.
Families will be responsible for getting their child to and from the Lions Camp in Woodland Park, west of Colorado Springs.
Children with visual impairments, who are deaf or hard of hearing, have speech
impairments, mild cognitive and/or mild physical challenges are eligible. Since the Lions Camp is not wheelchair accessible, campers must be able to walk up a hill, as the camp is built on a mountainside.
The first summer camp session to be offered begins on June 15, and applications for that session must be submitted by June 9. Special weeks for children with visual and hearing impairments are scheduled for July 6 and July 13 respectively. The final session begins on July 27.
Applications for any of these sessions must be received by the local Lions Club by June 20.
For more information and/or applications, contact Lion Judy Schroedl at (970) 726-4152 or check the camp website at http://www.coloradolionscamp.org. All applications must be sent to Judy for local foundation review and consideration at: P.O. Box 1113, Fraser CO 80442.
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