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SHARK Baseball Camp
August 11, 2014 @ 9:30 am - August 15, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Our annual SHARK Baseball Camp will be held August 11-15, 2014 at Franciscan Hospital for Children.
Session 1: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (for Kennedy Day School students)
Session 2: 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM (Limit 15 children)
Session 3: 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM (Limit 25 children)
The 2 shorter morning sessions are for children who require a shorter exercise session and 1:1 child to staff supervision. The longer afternoon session is for older children who are working on their endurance and independent ball playing skills and can tolerate a 2:1 child to staff ratio.
Goals of this one-week baseball camp are to:
1) Teach basic or advanced baseball skills such as throwing, catching, fielding, batting, running bases and rules of the game
2) Provide children with an opportunity to play baseball on a team with other children
3) Provide children with the opportunity to get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity in a fun, noncompetitive environment
Participants: The program is open to school-aged youth with disabilities and their siblings.
Camp Staffing: Therapists from Franciscan as well as local college students will staff the program. We will have a 1:1 child to staff ratio in Sessions 1 & 2 and 2:1 child to staff ratio in Session 3.
Cost: Sessions 1 and 2: $25/child for the week-long program and $50 for Session 3. We have received funding from many generous individual donors contributing to the Steve Haley Active Recreation for Kids (SHARK) Fund, the Dunkin Donuts Baskin Robbins Community Foundation, Bessie Pappas Foundation, Finish Line Youth Foundation, Genzyme, Liberty Mutual Foundation, and the Peabody Foundation. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt.
Pre-registration required: For more information or to register your child for one of the sessions please contact physical therapist Maria Fragala-Pinkham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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