Easterseals Family Support Program funded 30 plus summer camps through the Summer Enrichment Program this summer. Two of the programs who received funding were Hands and Hearts for Horses and Camp Arrow.
Hands and Hearts for Horses is accredited under PATH International and is located in Thomasville, Georgia. They offer therapeutic riding six days per week, eleven months each year. Therapeutic horseback riding is appropriate for most people with disabilities, including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, ADD, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Paralysis, Amputations, Down Syndrome, Stress Disorders and more.
Camp Arrow is for children ages 7-14. During the week campers go swimming, do face painting, arts and crafts, canoing, fishing and horseback riding with Hands and Hearts for Horses. This year campers played Minute to Win It games and had a lip sync battle. Campers also practice individual sports like bowling; teaching them patience and precision. Camp Arrow makes sure to choose events for the kids that encourage independence and foster self-confidence.