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The Camp Abilities Story: Now Available in Paperback

Camp Abilities began in the mid-1990s, with grant support, as a local educational sports camp for children who are visually impaired. Since then, the “Camp Abilities model” has been replicated throughout the United States and in ten other countries. Through the newly published book, The Camp Abilities Story, founder Lauren J. Lieberman, Distinguished Service Professor at the State University of New York at Brockport, conveys how her dream came to fruition and recounts her “journey—from her earliest experiences in sports, to her ’aha moment’ during college, to her Fulbright scholarship and starting Camp Abilities programs worldwide.” The lessons conveyed, including the hard work needed to achieve success, can be applied to “anyone with a dream to make the world a better place.” This book can be purchased for $32.95, with half of the proceeds going directly to support Camp Abilities Brockport. For more information, visit the SUNY PRESS webpage about The Camp Abilities Story. Additional details about the camps are available from the websites for Camp Abilities Brockport and Camp Abilities World. For some of the previous coverage in the Bulletin, read the items about Summer Camps for 2023, Summer Camp Options (2022), and The New Camp Abilities Worldwide website (2021). The most recent RDPFS grant to Camp Abilities supports participants in this research-based adaptive physical education program and was highlighted in the June 2022 column by Executive Director Jason Eckert in the message “Celebrating Independence and Freedom.”