Here at Tyrone Law Firm, we do everything we can to help families who have children with special needs. We have dedicated members of our staff, who have had to navigate a path for their own children. If you are a parent with a child with Cerebral Palsy or hypoxic brain injury, we hope these posts will bring you new resources for you, your child, and your family:
Camp “Wheel A Way” is one of many camps for children with special needs at Camp Will-A-Way, a fully accessible camp that meets the needs of all children with disabilities. Camp Will-A-Way is located in Fort Yargo State Park, in Winder, GA.
Camp Wheel A Way is a weekend camp for children ages 6-30, with cerebral palsy. Children with CP face many difficulties in life, including making friends. At Camp Wheel Away, they have the opportunity to make friends with people who are just like them. There are no differences, only friendly faces.
Camp Wheel Away provides a fun environment for all campers. They have the opportunity to participate in a lot of activities, such as arts and crafts, fishing, archery, boating and more. Each child has the ability to experience new things at their own pace, taking their comfort level in to consideration.
All cabins have heat and air conditioning, to ensure the comfort of every camper. There is medical staff on site, all day, every day. The medical staff is trained to give medication and for emergency situations.
There are a few eligibility requirements that parents should note when registering their child. These requirements are for all campers. All campers must be between 6 and 30 years old. They must be willing and able to stay with a group, and participate in high energy outdoor activities. Although it is understood that behavior can be an issue at times, they must not have aggressive or threatening behaviors to other campers. Campers must be able to communicate at a minimum, “yes” or “no”, through words, gestures or signs. Campers should be toilet-trained and only need assistance with toileting, diapers are only accepted for occasional accidents. All campers MUST be in good health and show no signs of communicable diseases.
There is no cost for Camp Wheel Away. For the safety and well-being of staff and other camper, each child is accepted on an individual case-by-case basis.
If you would like to know more about Camp Wheel Away, or other resources for your family you can find Camp Wheel Away on the web at http://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/Camp-Wheel-A-Way.html. You can also contact Kara Clements, the camp director, with any questions, at (770)867-6123 ext. 2245. If our firm can ever help you or someone you know, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Tyrone Law Firm.