Alegent Creighton Health Hosts Annual Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Camp Activities and Times

July 28 – basketball, volleyball, martial arts 1:00-3:00 p.m.

July 29 – Softball, tennis, 10:00-noon; Rugby, swimming, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

July 30 – football, fencing, golf, volleyball, 10:00-noon; Basketball, hand cycling, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

July 31 – football, golf, archery, 10:00-noon

The Annual Junior Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Camp sponsored by Alegent Creighton Health starts this week. The camp is free and provides youth with physical disabilities the opportunity to play golf, shoot hoops, practice archery and swim. Physical therapists from the Alegent Creighton Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Center, with the help of volunteers, offer children (ages five through high school) the opportunity to participate in group sports with their peers and make new friends.

The activities start July 28 at 1pm and run through July 31 at noon. The activities will be taking place at the Iowa School for the Def in there Recreation Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The camp will help enhance campers coordination skills and wheelchair maneuvers, become acquainted with sports equipment, and improve their athletic abilities. All the activities are geared towards improving self-esteem and confidence in the participants.

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