Hall Foundation Camp 2019

On May 20, the annual Hall Foundation Camp began, and campers, volunteers and teachers arrived for the first week-long camp of the summer. The Hall Foundation makes an annual donation that provides the opportunity for groups from Montgomery, Dothan and Florida to attend Camp ASCCA. We are also joined every year by students from the University of North Alabama who volunteer their time as a part of their studies.

Campers enjoying the pool

Throughout the week, campers had the opportunity to make their way around Camp and enjoy every activity. Program Director Amber Cotney designed the week’s schedule to include plenty of daytime activities along with a list of well-planned evening programs. The week’s activities included the swimming pool, canoeing, ziplining, tubing, boat rides and much more. Campers shared their joy of every moment with a smile and many new friendships were made with friends from across the Southeast.

Students from UNA visit camp for the week

The volunteers from the University of North Alabama also had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Graham Sisson, Camp ASCCA board member and executive director at the Governor’s Office on Disability (GOOD). Each year, he meets with the group to discuss his experiences in life as a person with a disability, and how he has not let anything get in the way of what he has dreamed of because “the sky’s the limit.” He also talks with the students about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the importance of people first language.

As always, Hall Foundation Camp was a week of learning, laughing and having the time of our lives with people we will never forget. Camp is the only place that can bring new people together for a single week and make them feel like family by the end of it. Thank you to all of our friends who came to enjoy Camp for the week and our friends from UNA for making it a memorable start to Summer 2019!

You can see more moments from the week by visiting our Flickr page here.

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