A: Through having camp at national conference, we are able to have the “best of both worlds”. We will have a camp director that will design activities for the attendees. Additionally, the Amputee Coalition will host youth certified peer visitor training and a youth advocacy program. These efforts will allow attendees to enjoy physical activities, games, etc.; meanwhile, it also allows to for them increase their service to the community. https://www.amputee-coalition.org/limb-loss-resource-center/ask-an-information-specialist/
A: Palm Desert in August presents unique climate-related challenges. With temperatures often soaring above 100 degrees, we must be mindful of the hazards that heat related injuries can cause. Recognizing this, we have created a “youth zone”. This large facility will provide the space necessary to enjoy activities in a climate controlled environment. A swimming pool is located on the facility. Parents and children are welcome to enjoy pool related activities; this will occur outside of camp activities.
A. Numerous factors went into deciding to move the camp. It truly was an unfortunate circumstance of staffing concerns and safety concerns regarding travel and the camp. Significant staff hours went into attempting to host the event and once realizing that to continue to host the event would place a significant risk upon the children, we elected to move the event to a safer and more structured facility.