Imagine the impact that learning to ride a bike could have for a kid with disabilities and his or her family. An exciting new camp for kids with special needs is coming to Seattle this summer.
Can Bike Seattle is the local affiliate of national program called Lose The Training Wheels, which provides summer biking camps for kids with disabilities. Watch a video about the Lose the Training Wheels affiliate in Atlanta, or read an article about impact that the program has had on kids in Portland. Across the country, the camps are making a difference.
This camp is coming to Seattle for the first time and will take place at Magnuson Park for one week: August 1-5, 2011, at Hangar 30.
In order to make this camp happen, Can Bike Seattle needs many volunteers. Please consider spending a few hours each day during camp week helping children learn to ride a bike – a life-changing experience for them, and immensely rewarding for you, too.
Each camper will come for one 75-minute session per day for five days. There will be eight campers in each session, and five sessions in a single day. The campers develop relationships with the volunteers assisting them, so it is important to have consistency from day to day. Please consider signing up to volunteer for at least one session during the week, or as many sessions as fit your schedule.
CanBike Seattle is a partnership of Northwest Special Families and The Down Syndrome Community. Northwest Special Families is a program of the Center For Human Services.
For additional information and to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.CanBikeSeattle.com.