MSA summer camp all about inclusion

A simple walk in the park is something that many people take for granted, unless you are a person with a disability.

A simple walk in the park is something that many people take for granted, unless you are a person with a disability.

Fortunately, in 2001, Community Recreational Initiatives Society Adaptive Adventures was created to help people with disabilities enjoy the great outdoors.

CRIS Adaptive Adventures has helped many people enjoy adaptive hiking, cycling, kayaking, skiing and rock climbing.

This year, CRIS will be helping to facilitate the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Camp in Chilliwack on July 22 to 24.

The focus of the camp is to provide an inclusive weekend for children and youth with SMA to enjoy and their families.

SMA is a disease that affects the motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness.

Between one in 6,000 and one in 20,000 people suffer from this disease.

To help promote inclusion, participants will have the opportunity to engage in many different types of outdoor activities, regardless of their physical abilities.

The weekend is sure to be fun for everyone.

For more information about how you can support this camp, in Kelowna contact Clayton March at clay.march@yahoo.ca or call the CRIS office at -250-979-3941.

 

Kelowna Capital News