(until I get the energy to post all about the amazing things that occurred!)
Just a heads up, this will probably be my last post before heading to Camp Care Thursday-Sunday then immediately off to a beach vacation for a week with my family. I’m trying to “unplug” for this time, as I always do during camp, but you never know what I might get inspired to share with you all during a week on the beach.
I wanted to share a little something about Camp Care before I go though. I thought, what better way than through music since music becomes a huge inspirational diving board for our morning and evening meetings. This will be my 6th Camp Care session now, and these two songs have kind of become a perfect definition of what Camp Care is for me and for every one of the therapist staff, volunteers, kids and their families. (Note: get your tissues for the Matthew West song…)
Tenth Avenue North-Love Is Here
Matthew West-The Last Ones
For my readers that don’t know much about Camp Care, please check it out here. It is an amazing, completely free, therapy and recreation camp for children with special needs. Any of my SN parents readers or peers, if you are in the area anywhere driving distance to Connecticut (and even if you’re not) it’s worth checking out for you or your child. Therapy focuses on both manual therapy techniques and functional therapy. I might have been a few years late on the bandwagon, but it has truly made the biggest difference in my life in terms of other therapies. At least, that’s how I feel now that I’m an adult and have tried various things for myself. (Second note: you do not have to be of any specific religious affiliation to take part in camp or its activities.)
I know so many of you reading this have been such a huge source of support for me over the years through all my different trials and triumphs and I thank you immensely for that. Many of you have supported my fundraising efforts in the annual Columbia Classic which benefits Camp Care. This is so important since the camp, and its therapeutic riding program, are entirely run on donations. Thank you.
Even though I choose to participate in Camp Care as a volunteer first and foremost, when the time comes to participate as a camper, I thank God that I have so many of you praying for me and hoping for me. It makes all the difference in the world for me and my spiritual, emotional, and physical successes during Camp Care. Thank you.
All I ask is that you continue to keep all of us involved in camp in your thoughts and prayers over the coming days. All my love.