“Our son Nathan is in a wheelchair and is pretty much dependent on others for his care. The first year of dropping him off at camp was a bit scary – we couldn’t help but wonder if anyone else could take care of him the way we did at home. When we returned a week later to pick him up there was no doubt that sending him to camp was the best decision we had made for Nathan. Nathan was full of stories and new experiences he got to try at camp – he was already talking about returning next year!
Often kids with disabilities face life with many people just seeing the disability instead of seeing the beautiful spirits and huge potential these kids have to offer, but not at Easter Seals Camp – at camp all the kids face the same challenges allowing them to focus on what they can do, not what they can’t.
He has never been so excited about anything else as he is when it is time to go to camp. I would say that it is probably one of the biggest things that has added to his quality of life.
Nathan gets to connect with other youth who see him as he is and the counsellors are so fabulous. He has never been so excited about anything else as he is when it is time to go to camp. I would say that it is probably one of the biggest things that has added to his quality of life. And for us as a family, the week that Nathan is away gives us time to relax and do things with our younger son Jason that we can’t always do the rest of the year.
Thank you Easter Seals!”
– Nathan’s mom