The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has proudly launched a Summer Camp for children with Down Syndrome. The first camp was recently held in Springfield, GA and was a great success. The LDSS will be holding its next summer camp in Savannah at Marsh Point Elementary School. The six day program will be held: July 27th, 29th, and 31st and August 3rd, 5th, and 7th beginning each day at 9AM and running through 12:30PM. Camps are funded in part by money raised through the organization’s annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk held each October—requiring participants to pay just $30 for the three day camp. For more information or to register, contact John Bogardus at (912) 728-8505. http://www.ldssga.org
About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Summer Camp:
The camp is geared for children (ages 3 to 6) with Down Syndrome. Many educational and recreational activities are designed with these special kids in mind, in an effort to bridge the summer months to the upcoming school year, lessening the loss of gains that these children work so hard to achieve. Speech, physical and occupational therapists are on board to help campers exercise motor and speech skills among other areas that may need improvement. Children are given the opportunity for continued growth and development, while having fun!
Parents of some of the recent campers say that it was a great experience for their child, building their confidence and keeping them active until the school year starts again. Molly Marchese, mother to a child with Down syndrome and an organizer of Camp Buddy, said, “They are all fast friends. They love people. They have the most positive personalities."
About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society:
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. The fourth annual Buddy Walk is planned for October 3, 2009 at Forsyth Park. During October, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, more than 300 Buddy Walks will occur throughout the United States. Last year nearly 1,600 people came out to support Down syndrome awareness. For more information about the 2009 Buddy Walk, please call John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505. http://www.ldssga.org