Summer camp comes to a close

This year’s summer respite camp ended on July 17th, after six weeks of fun-filled activities. The camp is for children with developmental disabilities ages 9-17. Teachers, both experienced and dedicated, lead the camp, focusing on growing and maintaining skills, while also participating in enjoyable summer activities for the kids.

This year, the group went to a Louisville Bats Game, the Rauch Planetarium, the Louisville Zoo, and visited the Kentucky Science Center, among many other activities.

In the surveys taken after camp ended, one parent said the variety of field trips and activities was a huge positive to the program.

Campers work on individual goals throughout the entire summer and activities are planned in order to be both enjoyable and educational.

Another parent said the camp has been extremely beneficial to their family, saying the camper “has enjoyed all of the years at summer camp. He has made lots of lifetime friends and has definitely blossomed socially as well as intellectually.”

For more information on Rauch's summer camp program and instructions on how to get involved next year, please click here.

Thank you to the Indiana Department of Child Services and the Hazel and Walter Bales Foundation for helping to make this important support for children and families possible.

This post is from guest blogger Darian Eswine--an English and journalism major from Franklin College interning with Rauch this summer.