One of my new favorite weekends of the year just happened – the LIM359 Kid’s Activity Camp. I was fortunate again this year to participate both as a parent of campers and as a volunteer helping facilitate activities. This is the second year LIM359 has held the event and this year was even better than the first. We had three age groups this year and the camp consists of rotating the groups among various activities for two full days. This year, the camp was open for siblings to participate in all activities, which I thought was great. So Clay, our 3.5-year-old who wears a right leg prosthesis, was with the under 5 “ocean animals” and Sierra, our fully limbed 6.5-year-old, was with the “monsters.”
You might think that a camp involving kids that are missing legs, arms, or some combination of both, would require specialty treatment of activities. The reality is that it doesn’t. The reality is that it looks like any other kid’s camp: lots of laughing, competitiveness, ganging up on grown-ups, and kids trying their hardest and having a lot of fun playing basketball, soccer, golf, human hungry hippos, and doing track and field events.