Summer Camp Accommodates Special Needs Children

For kids with special needs, summer camp can sometimes be out of the question, but not at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Camp Munroe is in full swing, offering those with developmental disabilities a full camp experience tailored to meet their needs. Cooking is just one of many activities the children get to do during the six-week day camp. It's something many of them wait for all year long.

“Last year we had a little boy who said that waiting for Camp Munroe to open is harder than waiting for Disneyland to open, so for a lot of kids this is the only camp experience they would get to have, just because of their needs and whatnot,” said Camp Munroe’s Nicole Giron. “It's huge for families.”

There is also a warm therapy pool the children can enjoy. One hundred campers a week take part and each child can attend one to three weeks. About 250 volunteers help out during the summer. The camp runs through August 2nd.

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