University hosts Camp No Limits 2019

A girl hula hoops.

Fun in the sun

Seven-year-old Abbie Coster, of Warrenton, VA, plays a game during a carnival event at Camp No Limits on Quinnipiac University's York Hill Campus.

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uinnipiac University’s occupational and physical therapy programs will host Camp No Limits, an overnight camp for children and adolescents with limb loss and their families, July 10-14, on its York Hill Campus.

Camp No Limits is purposefully designed to increase the functional independence of children living with limb loss. Twenty-two campers and their families are expected to experience a network of support through adaptive recreational activities and life skills programs. These events will be led by physical and occupational therapists, prosthetists, Quinnipiac students and faculty, and teen and adult amputee mentors.

A female student plays basketball with a female camper.

Shooting for success

Stephanie Shaw '18, MOT '20, plays basketball with Ashley Mercedes, of Paterson N.J., while volunteering during Camp No Limits at the Athletic and Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Campus.

On July 10, a dozen adolescents and their families will take part in “Teen Camp” on the university's North Haven Campus. During this program, teenagers and their families will learn about college preparedness and movement analysis from Quinnipiac faculty members and interprofessional teams of students. They also will experience driving simulation and explore adaptations for driving.

In 2015, Quinnipiac became the first and only institution of higher education in the country to host Camp No Limits.

Camp participants will develop self-confidence, achieve personal goals and form enduring friendships. They also will participate in recreational programs available to children with limb loss and gain knowledge of the latest prosthetic options.