Boy Scouts bring a positive experience of ‘boy and beast’….. Albany Herald and Children & Nature report.
A smile, a laugh, other kids and time outside enjoying activities and nature all can rate as awesome to children and their parents.
#That’s what Patti Sumner said as her son Jordan did his best to imitate the slithering tongue of a bald python at the Nature Camp for Children with Special Needs that was conducted Saturday at Chehaw.
#How could they not? Billed as a “Rootin’ Tootin'” good time, the event featured animal encounters with Slinky the python, a great horned owl named Tiger and a hedge hog that goes by Peter. The day also included horseshoe games, a cowboy campsite with chili, crafts, face painting other snacks, and a balloon artist.
#“This is the first year we’ve had it (the camp) here. We thought it would be good because it is centrally located,” Bacon said. “It is great because of the animal interaction for the kids. People don’t realize special needs children need things like this. I don’t care what the disability is, all children can enjoy the outdoors.”
#“My focus is on the disabled children,” Bacon said. “Everyone can join. I accept everyone.”
#One boy, Grey Yelverton, found particular pleasure in running his fingers through a box of beach-white sand. Uncovering the toy horses and other animals beneath the sand held a fascination for him. His face lit up with a 100-watt smile.
#His joy wasn’t lost on his father, Billy, or his sister, Tana, who were by his side as he played in the sand.
#“This is just something great for them (the children) to do,” Billy Yelverton said. “There just doesn’t seem to be much for them when they develop autism.”
- The third annual “Nature Round Up Day” goes off at Chehaw (mysouthwestga.com)
- Dozens Of Special Needs Kids Receive New Bikes (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- Change org. Petition: Horseback Riding Therapy: Marilyn asking HSBC Bank to stop her eviction (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Swimming at Sumner (realruth.wordpress.com)