LDSS Held Chatham County Camp Buddy 2016

(CHATHAM CO.) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) hosted their eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County. 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 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 included music, dance, arts and crafts, as well as bike, trike and scooter board riding. After camp, each camper was sent home with an individualized therapy plan and a medal.

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

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

For more information about Chatham Camp Buddy, contact Pam Hussey at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@gmail.com.

Camp Buddy was sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and was 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/

Vinny Anderson, Kristen Horton, Lori Horton and Wyatt Divine play during the Lowcountry Down Syndrome's society Camp Buddy Chatham

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Vinny Anderson, Kristen Horton, Lori Horton and Wyatt Divine play during the Lowcountry Down Syndrome’s society Camp Buddy Chatham.

Whitley Divine getting excited to play field hockey with the rest of the campers%2C the Camp Buddy incorporates a different Olympic sport each day

Whitley Divine getting excited to play field hockey with the rest of the campers, the Camp Buddy incorporates a different Olympic sport each day.

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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