Last fall, my husband and I took our two boys to the Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma facility to check out the Open House for a NEW Autism Camp that they said that they would be starting the following summer called Camp C.A.N.O.E., which stands for "Children with Autism Need Outdoor Experiences". We were welcomed immediately, the boys did some marble painting, we were given a tour and Nathan caught a fish at the pond. His brother was a little jealous because Nathan's picture was featured on the front page of The Sunday Oklahoman! Nathan felt like a celebrity because one of the teachers at the school clipped his picture and posted it on the office window for everyone to see. So, below, I am sharing a picture of Vincent climbing the rock wall.
The staff at Camp DaKaNi for Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma have been preparing for the long awaited Camp C.A.N.O.E. since last fall. I was privileged to have been able to work as a camp counselor, to more than a dozen great children ages five to eighteen years old, along side many other awesome volunteers. Everyone enjoyed exploring the thirty-three acres of Camp DaKaNi while learning or perfecting skills such as the zip line, archery, rock climbing, canoeing and fishing. It was a fantastic week and it was difficult sending them home today after camp counsel where we told the parents how much we appreciated them letting us share in their children's lives! I can't wait until Camp C.A.N.O.E. 2013!! If YOU have a child that might enjoy getting out of the house each day for a FUN-filled week, you will want to check this out!