For 12 years, Alex Barge has given his heart and soul to Camp Easterseals UCP. Alex is the Camp Director responsible for making sure campers, staff and volunteers have what they need to make all the camps here memorable, unique and safe.
This is truly a great outdoor experience for special needs children and adults. Alex says, “Many of our campers spend a large portion of their life inside whether working at a day program, going to school or watching TV. Coming to camp to try and experience different activities helps show our campers that they are capable of so much more!”
Camp Easterseals UCP offers a number of different camps throughout the year including fall, winter and spring retreats, family camps and summer residential camp. After working at the camp for a decade, Alex enjoys seeing the campers grow over the years. He says, “It is neat to see campers grow in confidence and social skills. It is also impressive to see staff grow from timid, nervous kids into confident selfless adults.”
Not only is Camp Easterseals UCP an incredible one-of-a-kind camp, it is staffed with supportive counsellors and volunteers to make every camper's experience a positive one. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Craig County, Virginia, it makes the camping experience beautiful and full of new memories.
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