Camp COOL Celebrates a Decade of Empowering Those with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida

Words by Jenny Lynn Davis | Images Courtesy of Brittney Henson

Camp COOL, a summer camp designed for children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy and/or spina bifida, will celebrate their tenth anniversary this summer.

The camp, held annually in June, welcomes campers aged 6 to 21, offering them a range of activities, crafts, recreation, devotions, talent shows, and themed events. Each year brings an exciting new theme, and this year’s “Blast from the Past” will take campers on a nostalgic journey through past camp experiences.

Reflecting on the growth of Camp COOL over the last decade, President Brittney Henson states, “Starting with just a few campers in our inaugural year, it’s incredible to see how far we’ve come. We now have the capacity to accommodate up to 15 children, and our dedicated volunteers and staff ensure that each child receives the care they need.”

Camp COOL offers a supportive environment where campers can participate in activities without fear of exclusion or rejection based on their individualized needs, providing trained counselors, staff, and medical professionals to ensure their well-being and enjoyment.

Henson concludes, “Camp COOL has become a place of growth, empowerment, and joy. We are incredibly proud of the impact we’ve had, and we look forward to many more years of making a difference in the lives of these extraordinary children.” WL

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