KATY (Covering Katy News) – For many patients in the hospital, an eventful camping experience is not an opportunity they ever get to participate in. However, Camp For All 2U changed that recently for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.
Recently, portions of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus were transformed into camp spaces providing patients the opportunity to enjoy a variety of games and activities. With a different theme each day, camp activities included archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, and much more.
“The kids are incredibly engaged and excited,” said Riley Hammond, child life specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. “It is so great to hear all of the singing and laughter; the hospital is filled with lots of joy while they are here.”
Camp For All is for inpatients, as well as outpatient kids, whose parents may struggle with finding group experiences for their child with special needs or just need some time to themselves.
“They are getting a chance for respite,” said Hammond. “Here at camp, the Camp For All 2U staff is specially trained to work with children of all abilities and we have hospital staff and volunteers who are trained to assist as well.”
Camp For All 2U at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus was generously funded by the Wood. For more information about Camp For All, visit www.campforall.org.
Texas Children’s Hospital is a Covering Katy sponsor.
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