Easterseals Virtual Camp for children with disabilities, targeted toward kids ages 6 through 12, takes place December 28 through January 1. The family-friendly camp aims to allow kids to connect with one another despite constraints imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and it features a virtual format to fit family schedules. 

The Virtual Camp, designed to engage bodies, captivate minds and develop curiosity, will feature five days of winter crafts, physical activities, songs, games and mindfulness exercises to extend the experience and fellowship of Easterseals camp programs. The organization’s camp directors are from across North America.

A Time for Children to Learn and Share

Easterseals Virtual Camp keeps the camp spirit alive and brings campers a fun learning and sharing experience during the pandemic when camps were suspended as a result of the pandemic.

Camp counselors will lead a morning flag-raising video with announcements, stretches and ice-breakers to get participants engaged. Daily family-friendly activities are targeted to ages 6 to 12, but anyone can participate. Participants will work on projects including making holiday ornaments to festive bandana masks, perform science experiments, color, dance and explore.

The campers will share photos and videos of their experiences on a secure app monitored by Easterseals camp staff. They’ll gather each evening for a “campfire” on Zoom, extending the fun by singing camp songs and sharing the day’s events, a media release from Easterseals explains.

Virtual Camp is free, but $15 suggested donations can be made at registration. To register, visit Easterseals. For more information, watch this video.

[Source(s): Easterseals, PR Newswire]

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