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Camp Abilities PA @WCU: A sports camp for visually impaired children

May 25, 2010

This Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, the College of Health Sciences and Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University is hosting its fifth annual Camp Abilities PA@WCU, the area's number one premier sports camp for children ages 7-18 who are blind and visually impaired.

Over the course of the weekend, 25 young athletes will participate in such sports as beep baseball, goalball, swimming, track & field, tandem biking, dance and adventure challenge activities at the University's Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center and surrounding athletic fields.

This overnight sports camp is designed to help children and teens with blindness or low vision discover their potential and gain independence and confidence in sports and all aspects of life. It also is a practical learning experience for West Chester University students who are enrolled in the University's adapted physical education minor, which trains them how to work with and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

This program is volunteer based and depends on community support and University cooperation. For more information, contact Monica Lepore at 610-436-2516 or, or visit the website at