Donovan's Kids Camp is for children ages 8-14 that have amputations, spina bifida, are related to military personnel, or use orthotics.
This August, Akron Rotary Camp for Children withSpecial Needs, Donovan's Kids, and Akron Children’s Hospital will becollaborating to provide Donovan’s Kids Camp. Donovan’s Kids Camp is a week-longovernight 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 ina safe and enjoyable environment. While at camp, campers will enjoy a varietyof games and activities such as swimming, kayaking, campfires, songs, crafts,games, and more! Each activity is designed to increase our camper’s self-esteemand independence and also allow them to try new things.
Campers will also have an opportunity to develop friendshipswith other individuals who are going through situations similar to themselves,whether that be having an amputation or having a family member who has been inthe military. Through these shared experiences, campers will not only develop anew set of friends, but also help develop a support system.
The Camp will take place from August 4-9, 2019.
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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