Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rockford Stroke Camp August 2015

This past weekend was one of the best camps I've had the privilege of attending. It was held at the Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Camp located near Oregon, Illinois. We've used this camp grounds several times now and it is a terrific place with lots of scenic beauty and wildlife. During morning walks we have spotted deer, turkey, coyote, and many birds. 

This year we had two camps going on the same weekend so we had to pack both the van and the trailer. 







The van went to North Carolina and 

















the trailer went to the LOMC camp. 


  









There were many repeat campers this year as in the past. More than half had attended more than one camp this year at this location. There were two camps held this year a couple months apart and most of the repeats attended both camps. 





















Now tell me, have you ever seen a better looking bunch of campers, ever?!

We were housed comfortably in three beautiful locations. Here is one of them.


Here's a look at some of the things we do at camp.



                                  Manicures 














Hand waxing


No she's not injured. She's just letting the warm soothing wax do its magic.









Fishing and paddle boating. 









A volunteer or staff member is always on-site to help the stroke survivor enjoy the moment.






This year was unique in that we were able to help our stroke survivors and their caregivers enjoy the zip-line that the LOMC camp has on-site. I wish you could have seen the excitement of the survivors as they did this. Plenty of assistance was available to help them enjoy this. Survivors who were able to at least stand alone, even without the use of their hands were able to experience this.


















We also do crafts, entertain our campers with skits, and always have a special, fun filled Saturday evening program for your enjoyment. 

You never know what to expect at our camps because we strive to make them fun, entertaining, educational, comfortable, well fed, and therapeutic. Please come join us some time.


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