Camp for Caring
Camp for Caring is for care receivers and is one our most popular weekend retreats for adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other brain impairments. Campers spend the weekend (Friday–Sunday) in an attractive camp or retreat setting so that their caregivers can enjoy a much needed 48-hour respite from caregiving.
The success of this camp is attributed to Camp for Caring AAA’s—Activity, Affection, and Attention. The activity program is highly structured with outdoor activities, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, low impact exercises, group games, and hand massages.There is close supervision by paid professionals and volunteers who provide around-the-clock care, a 24-hour on-site nurse and night attendants.
NPR Morning Edition Coverage: Listen to an NPR audio story about FCA's Camp for Caring. [September 6, 2010]
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