Monday, February 7, 2011

Story 3: Junior Wheelchair Sport Camps

Since the mid 1980s, BC Wheelchair Sports has hosted week-long summer sport camps for children with and without disabilities. Hundreds of kids and teens across the province have enjoyed the fun, friends and friendly competition that the camps provide. Whether they’re sailing, trying their hand at target sports, playing laser tag or enjoying the wrap-up pizza party, campers learn a variety of new skills and meet friends who have experienced similar circumstances. Veteran campers graduate to become Junior Leaders, giving them a valuable leadership experience, and many junior sports camps alumni have gone on to have successful careers in wheelchair sports.

Thank you to the many leaders, volunteers, medical staff and sponsors who have made these camps a reality over the years. Here’s a look back at some moments in junior sport camp history.

In 1989, BC hosted a Canada-wide sport camp for kids with disabilities.

Camp Spirit!

Trish Nicholson teaches sledge hockey to Nick Konishi

All smiles

Helping out

Trying out basketball

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