YMCA in La Crosse announces new No Boundaries Camp
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The La Crosse Family YMCA announced Monday that the first-ever No Boundaries Camp will debut in June thanks to the work of the Y’s Inclusion and Adaptive Department.
The camp is fully accessible and barrier-free, offering activities including sports and fitness, aquatics, music, arts and crafts, gymnastics and daily living skills.
“In our community, individuals with disabilities, like individuals without disabilities, should have choice and community support in participating in community-based services such as the Y. It is our goal that all individuals can participate fully in community life,” said the Y in a statement.
Campers will also have the unique opportunity to travel beyond the Y to participate in adaptive outdoor activities in partnership with the North American Squirrel Association. Nasa will help organize a pontoon ride and fishing day. The campers will have a full day of fishing on an ADA-accessible dock, pontoon rides up and down the lake, and a delicious picnic.
Nasa’s Action Track Chairs will be made available to children and adults who utilize wheelchairs or other supportive walking aids to explore the outdoors. For many individuals with disabilities, the thought of outdoor recreation is daunting and expensive depending on the adaptive equipment needed.
“We are beyond thrilled to provide these first-time experiences to many of our campers,” said the statement.
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