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UNC shares summer camp resource for kids with special needs

Posted February 27

A recent column in The Washington Post explores why time spent with nature is a crucial part of a good childhood. (Deseret Photo)

The Family Support Program, part of the UNC School of Social Work, has recently released its 2017 Summer Camp Directory, which highlights programs for children with special needs.

"Summer camp provides a unique opportunity for growth and development, and provides a period of summertime respite for parents and caregivers," the website says. "The camp experience may be especially valuable for children who have special needs, as they can be isolated from some of the social experiences that other children take for granted."

The directory is organized alphabetically by county for camps in North Carolina and by state for camps outside the state. Entries include contact information, the type of disability the camp serves, a description of the camp activities and costs. There's also a list of camps organized by specialty or condition.

The annual guide is free and available on the program's website. What a great resource!

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