July 26, 2001
WAVE Camp for Kids with
Disabilities Hits CSUS
Preteens and teens with disabilities are often unable to participate
in typical summertime activities like swimming and water-skiing.
That's why California State University, Sacramento will again
put on a summer camp created especially for them, Monday,
July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3.
Twenty-four 10-19 year olds will attend the second Water Adventures
in Varied Environments, or WAVE, Camp. From 9:45 to 11:15
a.m. and 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., on July 31 and Aug. 2 - 3, campers
will hit the water at the CSUS Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma,
1904 Hazel Ave. in Rancho Cordova, on campus at the CSUS swimming
pool near the residence halls, and at Stillwater Ranch.
Camp was created last summer by Scott Modell, professor of
kinesiology at CSUS, to optimize fitness and social opportunities
for young people with disabilities. "The camp provides
preteens and teens with disabilities like spina bifida, cerebral
palsy, spinal cord injury and muscular dystrophy lifelong
skills and attitudes toward water activities," says Modell.
Under the supervision of CSUS students, community members
and paid staff the campers will participate in numerous water
sports including swimming, water polo, sailing, water-skiing,
kayaking and canoeing. And like traditional camps, they'll
have evening activities such as skits and dances. At night,
the campers will stay in the residence halls at CSUS.
The camp is booked for this summer, but there is always next
year. "There are eight kids on the waiting list,"
Modell said. "Next year we are planning to have two sessions
because there has been so much interest."
More information is available by contacting the CSUS public
affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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