CHAMP Camp provides extraordinary opportunities for recreation, socialization, education, and public awareness.
Their outdoor activities and enrichment experiences encourage challenge and success, and foster tremendous self-esteem and independence for children and adolescents with tracheostomies and those requiring technological respiratory assistance. Additionally, they offer emotional support and broaden the insight of families and friends.
CHAMP Camp is held for a week, typically in mid-June. We are currently housed at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio, just north of Columbus. Prior to the campers' arrival, counselors spend two days in orientation and team building. Traditional activities such as fishing, pontoon boating, canoeing, creative arts, swimming, horseback riding, nature and stream study are highlights of the week. The 50-foot alpine tower promises an exciting climb. Each camper sets his own goal and pace. Adolescents have some additional unique opportunities, including tent camping, photography, a luau, and staffing the daily camp newspaper.
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