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Summer Fun at Camp
January 2019
It's Time to Start Planning
By Karen Mevis
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In the deep days of winter, when gardeners are enjoying the seed catalogs and planning for a harvest, camp administrators all over Tennessee are finalizing plans and beginning to disseminate the details for their camp season ahead. And parents of children and adults with disabilities do well to begin making plans for the summer too, because camps fill up, "scholarships" are only a few, and applications for other funding take time. Especially when one's target is geared toward a specific underserved population, and the number of campers is limited by the number of bunk beds and volunteers and camp counselors - especially then, an early start is needed. READ MORE>>
It's All About Fun
By Sean Mevis
Picture of Sean MevisAs a person with a physical disability, I have had many unique experiences including opportunities to do things that many other people could not have done. But by the same token, my opportunities to do typical fun kid things like overnight camp were limited until I found the Center for Courageous Kids. READ MORE >>
Experience College First Hand
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Attending summer programs or visitation days hosted by some of the state's inclusive higher education programs is a fun way to get a jump start on your future. Programs like IDEAL at Lipscomb University and Next Steps at Vanderbilt University invite young people to a weeklong summer residential program. The Edge program at Union University introduces their offerings earlier, next month at the Edge Preview Day at the U, February 18.  READ MORE >>
Call Pathfinder
By Karen Mevis
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CALLER: Hello. I'm looking for a way to send my 12-year old son to camp. There is an overnight program he is interested in, and it's not too far from us in Memphis, but it costs $500. I want him to be able to go, but I'm a single mother and in between jobs at the moment. I remember what fun I had in camp when I was a kid, and it is important for him to have experiences away from home and away from me. I waited too late last year, and I am not going to make that mistake again. Are there any grants that will pay or help pay for a child to go to summer camp? For Pathfinder's response, READ MORE >>
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A Look Ahead to February
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February is going to be a busy month so mark your calendars now for these important activities:

Feb. 4th:
  Educate to Advocate
Feb. 11th:  Community Reception
Feb. 12th:  Disability Day on the Hill

If you miss any of these events, read about them and more in our next newsletter.
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