GREENCASTLE, Pa. — While Olympic events continue to be held this week on an international stage, 27 campers from Easter Seals are tackling creative twists on the sports.
The 100-meter backward dash and dizzy discus are among activities planned for Camp Amp.
“Our theme for the week is Olympics,” said Liz Bunting, Camp Amp director and a therapeutic recreation program coordinator with Easter Seals.
For the second year, Camp Amp is being held at Camp Joy El in Antrim Township, Pa. Campers ages 7 to 17 hail from Franklin, Cumberland, York, Dauphin and Lancaster counties.
Not only do the youths enjoy themselves, but parents and caregivers get a week of respite, Bunting said.
“It can really be a burden caring for a child with special needs. Everybody needs a vacation sometimes,” she said.
Activities include arts and crafts, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, scrambling on the camp’s giant swing and “flying squirrel” apparatus, miniature golf and go-karts.