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2017 Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital - Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

The camp will be held July 10th – 14th, 2017, at the U.C.S.B. Recreation Center. The camp is free and designed for youth athletes ages 6-19.

The Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp provides sport and recreation skill development for children, youth, and young adults between the ages of 6 to 19 years with physical disabilities who use, or could us, a wheelchair to participate in sports.

Activities at the camp range from beginner to advanced wheelchair sports, including rugby, basketball, tennis, hand cycling, volleyball, swimming, kayaking, SCUBA diving, tennis, climbing wall, roller sled hockey, ropes course, decathlon, lacrosse and more.

Counselors and instructors are wheelchair users themselves, so they become natural mentors to the campers on how to stay healthy and active while living with a disability.

Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp began in 1985 and is the only camp of its kind on the Central Coast. It attracts campers from the tri-counties and beyond to Los Angeles and Bakersfield.

Transportation: Transportation to the camp site, UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center, will be available from Carpinteria, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura/Oxnard areas.

Sponsors: Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

For camp information contact René Van Hoorn at 805-569-8999 ext. 82102 or e-mail rvanhoor@sbch.org

Volunteers Needed

Join the Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp family and help campers 6-19 years old participate in wheelchair sports and activities including: tennis, basketball, rugby, aquatics, handcycling and more! Help is needed for all aspects of camp from Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Volunteers are offered flexible scheduling & a free lunch! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Campers Share Excitement at Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp - Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

For many disabled kids, the camp is their window to the world of sports and a renewed sense of self-confidence.

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