Junior Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Camp

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JULY 22-26, 2024

Deadline for camp registration is June 14, 2024

No Limits

Today, wheelchair athletes are acclaimed and respected as world-class athletes. Physically challenged youngsters share the same desire and capability for attaining athletic excellence and physical fitness as their able-bodied peers, and the Junior Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Camp can spark lasting enthusiasm for sports and recreation activities.

Nebraska Adaptive Sports, in cooperation with CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute and YMCA, offers this free sports and recreation camp during the summer to provide an introduction to adaptive sports. Athletic activities may include archery, aquatics, basketball, body conditioning, tennis, track and field, basketball, softball, and more.  Participants do not need to be daily wheelchair users. However, sports will be played from a manual wheelchair, so each camper must have sufficient range of motion, strength and endurance to participate.

Sports and recreation activities can also improve participants’ self-esteem and confidence. Another benefit is that the camp  allows young people to meet others with similar challenges while they experience independence, teamwork and fun.

Wheelchair Sports CampDue to the support of generous sponsors and many donations, we are able to offer the camp at no cost to participants. The number of campers is limited, so we encourage registering early.

We provide: 
– Transportation available in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro areas and a
   designated site in Lincoln
– Daily lunch and snack
– Nursing assistance for basic needs
– Camp t-shirt




Instructors and Volunteers

Volunteers are available to assist campers with personal help skills, lunches,
day to day operation and activities. Camper/staff ratio is 4:1.  
This camp is not suitable for campers requiring 1:1 ratio.  

More information about becoming a volunteer:


Jena Munson
(402) 572-2276

Deadline for camp registration is June 14, 2024

Camp Location

Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


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