Donovan's Kids Camp is for children ages 8-14 that have amputations, spina bifida, are related to military personnel, or use orthotics.
For the third year this August, Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs, Donovan's Kids, and Akron Children’s Hospital will be collaborating to provide Donovan’s Kids Camp. Donovan’s Kids Camp is a week-long overnight camp experience created to provide children with amputations, spina bifida, are related to military personnel, or who use orthotics with the opportunity to experience the joys of camp in a safe and enjoyable environment. While at camp, campers will enjoy a variety of games and activities such as swimming, kayaking, campfires, songs, crafts, games, and more! Each activity is designed to increase our camper’s self-esteem and independence and also allow them to try new things.
Campers will also have an opportunity to develop friendships with other individuals who are going through situations similar to themselves, whether that be having an amputation or having a family member who has been in the military. Through these shared experiences, campers will not only develop a new set of friends, but also help develop a support system.
The Camp will take place from August 6-11, 2017
To download the application please click here.
Don't forget all of our campers must submit a physical. To download that form click here.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP!
Below is a list of suggested items to bring with you to camp.
Necessary items include:
- Sleeping bags or sheets & blankets
- Dirty laundry bag
- Rain coat or poncho
- 1 long sleeve shirt
- 1-2 sweatshirts
- Swim suit
- 1 jacket/sweater
- Comb or brush
- 2 bath towels
- 2 washcloths
- Pairs of socks
- Appropriate footwear*
- 1 pair of swimming shoes
- 2 pairs of pants/jeans
- 3-4 pairs of shorts
- Pairs of underwear
- Mosquito repellent
- Medications-in the original containers
- Box/bucket for toiletry items
- Brimmed hat
- Water Bottles
- Antibiotic ointment
- 1x1” telpha wound pads of a non stick characteristic for the limb
- Certain dri
- Silicone skin lotion
- 3 and 5 ply fit socks (with and without holes)
- Nylon sheaths in various sizes
- Gel liner med (pin lock type)
- Suspension sleeves (small to medium size)
- A wrench or two (in case something comes loose on a prosthesis