University hosts Camp No Limits 2019
July 08, 2019
July 08, 2019
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.
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.
On July 12, a “Color Wars” field day program will take place from 2-5:30 p.m. During this time, campers and staff members will learn about scholastic sport rule modifications that pertain to playing sports with prosthetics.
Sports at the camp will include volleyball, sled hockey, basketball and bike clinics.
Camp No Limits was founded in 2004 by Mary Leighton, an occupational therapist from Maine. The camp began with four children. Today, there are nine locations nationwide, serving hundreds of families. In addition to Connecticut, Camp No Limits is offered in California, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Missouri and Texas.
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