14-year-old Ella van Enter loves to expand her knowledge and use her brain. For this reason, she chose to attend Geering Up which is a science camp held at UBC campus. Her specific division was Biomedical Engineering.
“There were so many interesting subjects that we learned about each day and each day was filled with knowledge I will take with me for life!”
Ella says that she is thankful to the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC for helping her attend camp where she was able to make lots of new friends while expanding her knowledge of the body and computers. Ella was one of the recipients of our campership bursary. This bursary allows individuals of all ages to attend a special needs camp of their choice in BC with some financial assistance. Our camp subsidies have gone towards costs such as partial camp fees, transportation, and attendance care fees.
Like many of our other campers, Ella says she was a bit hesitant to go to camp because she didn’t know if she would fit in.
“Having a disability can be isolating and finding a camp to support my needs and a camp that isn’t very physical, tends to be challenging.”
But, Ella says that attending camp exceeded her expectations and she can’t wait to go back next year!
CPABC strongly believes that all individuals, like Ella, that want to have some summer fun and attend camp should have the opportunity to do so. This is the driving force behind our campership program. We want all individuals living with cerebral palsy to have to chance to live a Life Without Limits.
Deadline for applications is Friday June 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Applicants must have cerebral palsy and must reside in BC. Campership subsidy fund may be used towards the camp fee, hiring a support attendant, and/or transportation cost. You may attend the camp of your choice that is located in British Columbia such as Zajac Ranch (www.zajacranch.com) or an Easter Seal Camp www.eastersealscamps.ca or any other Special Needs Camp.
Successful applicants are required to provide us with a short letter and optional photo/s (print or electronic version) describing your camping experience. These are used for our promotional materials and to thank donors for their support. Photo release form should be signed and submitted via mail if you provide us photo. If this is the first time you are applying for the campership, please contact Carrie at 604-408-9484 or email@example.com. You can find the applications here: https://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/camperships/