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Easter Seals Louisiana's Summer Of Fun Proves A Great Success

Our campers had a blast at Camp ASCCA this summer, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.

New Orleans, LA, August 20, 2014

Media Contact:
Dominique Ellis
dellis@laeasterseals.com

Boy zip lining at summer camp

Thanks to generous donations from Jazz On The Bayou, The J. Edgar Monroe Foundation, the RIMS Organization, The Emerald Society of New Orleans, and RapJab we were able to send seven children and young adults from Louisiana to Camp ASCCA, an overnight camp in Alabama for those with special needs. Austin, Kalynn, Louis, Lydia, Scott, Brian and Katie were able to partake in raft rides, ziplining, archery lessons, horse back riding, a talent show and even a prom duing their week-long stays at camp. 

"When I picked Kalynn and Louis up from camp they couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had, all the things they did, and how they didn't want to leave," said Christy Lewis, who teaches Kalynn and Louis at G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy. " They definitely want to go back next year.  I think this was one of the best experiences of their lives! "

Through sessions at Camp ASCCA it is our goal to provide a healthier, happier, longer, and more productive life for children and adults of all abilities. Easter Seals camps provide the same excitement and activity available at other summer camp programs. The difference? Easter Seals campers experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting suited to their specific needs. Our campers return home with a renewed sense of independence, rennewed confidence in their abilities and athletic and emotional growth.

Betsy Swenson, Scott's mom, wrote a heartwarming article for the Slidell Independent about dropping her son off for his second year at Camp ASCCA. In it she said "as we pulled up to camp, Scott caught sight of familiar faces, counselors from last year. His face lit up, and he was practically gleeful when he heard them all shouting his name. He couldn’t get out of the car fast enough." 

Check out the fun we had this year! 

You can find out more about our Campership Program and Scholarship Fund here. Learn more about sponsoring a child's trip to Camp ASCCA here

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