LDSS Announces Plans For Effingham and Chatham County Camp Buddy 2016

(EFFINGHAM CO. / CHATHAM CO.) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting their eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham and Chatham Counties. The goal of Camp Buddy is to promote retention of information by offering programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year.

Special education, occupational, physical and speech therapists have designed a customized curriculum to help children retain information they learned during the previous school year.

“Many children have benefited from the camp and excelled in many areas,” said Savannah Camp Buddy director Pam Hussey “Camp Buddy will help them face their challenges and continue to succeed.”

This year’s camp activities include music, dance, arts and crafts, as well as bike, trike and scooter board riding. After camp, each camper is sent home with an individualized therapy plan and a medal.

“It is so amazing to watch our children grow and learn” said Molly Marchese, Camp Buddy Effingham Director.

Registration for Camp Buddy is $400 per child for the entire week. This cost includes therapy sessions, entertainment, camp t-shirt and snacks.

Information on EFFINGHAM Camp Buddy:
Camp Buddy Effingham will run from June 27- July 1, 2016.

Camp Buddy Effingham is for children of all ages with Down syndrome.
For children ages 3-6, Camp Buddy Effingham runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. For children ages 7 and older, Camp Buddy Effingham runs from 11:30 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Send your registration form by email or mail to:
Molly Marchese,
Director of Camp Buddy Effingham
571 Stillwell -Clyo Rd.
Springfield, GA 31329

Information on CHATHAM Camp Buddy:
Camp Buddy Chatham will include 2 weeks this year:
The first week will be: Monday, July 11, Wednesday, July 13, Friday, July 15.
The second week will be: Monday, July 18, Wednesday, July 20, Friday, July 22.

Camp Buddy Chatham is also for children of all ages with Down syndrome. For children ages three to five, Camp Buddy Chatham runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For middle-school-aged children, Camp Buddy Chatham runs from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For elementary-school-aged children, Camp Buddy Chatham runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Camp Buddy Chatham forms are due June 10.
Send your registration form by email or mail to:
Pam Hussey
Director of Camp Buddy Chatham
7424 Hemlock Ave.
Savannah, GA 31406.

According to Hussey, the Camp is always looking for teen volunteers, 15 years or older, to work with the children. For more information about attending or volunteering for Effingham Camp Buddy contact Molly Marchese at 
(912)754-4437, (912)213-9127, or mollymarchese@windstream.net
. For more information about attending or volunteering for Chatham Camp Buddy contact Pam Hussey, Director of Camp Buddy Chatham
 at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@gmail.com.

Camp Buddy is sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and is made possible through the generosity of the community, friends and family of LDSS and events like the Buddy Walk and Night of Champions. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Aidan Burnett pictured from the 2015 Camp Buddy

Aidan Burnett pictured from the 2015 Camp Buddy

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-728-8505
jcbogardus@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

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