For the 31st year, 100 local children and adults with disabilities will depart from Goodwill Easter Seals’ Gordon Smith Campus, Sunday, July 26, for a week-long camping adventure sponsored through a generous donation from the Mobile Rotary Club.
The campers will attend Easter Seals’ Camp ASCCA (Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults), the largest barrier-free camp facility in the nation. Located in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama, on Lake Martin, Camp ASCCA offers campers a wide variety of recreational and educational activities. Camper activities include horseback riding, fishing, tubing, swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, canoeing, a “splash pad,” outdoor adventure elements such as a zip-line, and much more. Campers of all abilities can participate in everything from water skiing to horseback riding.
Campers will return on Friday, July 31.
The Mobile Rotary Club has been a long-time financial sponsor of the event. Goodwill Easter Seals coordinates the trip each year and sends support staff to assist the campers and staff of Easter Seals’ Camp ASCCA.
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, Inc. has been providing services for people with disabilities and other barriers for more than 50 years in 12 counties along the Gulf Coast. GESGC offers numerous service programs, including Children and Family Services, Educational Services, Employment Services and Support Services, with the mission of empowering people through encouragement, education, and employment. This philosophy of helping people acquire the skills needed to achieve greater economic independence and improved quality of life strengthens individuals, families and the community.
For more information on Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, please call 251.471.1581 or visit www.gesgc.org.