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This summer, 25 patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa have the special opportunity to attend a summer camp for children with physical limitations due to orthopedic conditions. Girls and boys ages 8 to 10 with orthopedic conditions will spend the week sleeping in cabins and enjoy an action-packed, fun-filled week.

Activities include but are definitely not limited to: swimming, archery, arts and crafts, storytelling and games. Activities are planned with the goal of increasing the children’s independence skills in daily personal care, social development, knowledge about their condition and discovering their talents and gifts regardless of their disability.

The camp is staffed with a multidisciplinary hospital team and volunteers who love to help kids and have fun at the same time.

Camp Care-A-Lot provides a safe, secure opportunity for Shriners Hospitals’ patients to build confidence and trust while having a great time making new friends and connecting with children with similar challenges. These young patients will be making summer camp memories that will last a lifetime. A multidisciplinary team facilitates a discovery process to help the children realize they are capable of managing themselves for a week without assistance from their families.

Camp Care-A-Lot is specifically designed for patients who are unable to attend summer camps with other children because of physical limitations or extensive medical concerns.

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