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Camp Courage Hosts Open House Sunday, April 26
Date:3/30/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Courage in Maple Lake, Minn., is hosting an Open House on Sunday, April 26, for prospective campers and the general public interested in learning more about Courage Center Camps.

Camp Courage staff will be on hand to give tours and answer questions from 2-4 p.m. Camp Courage is located at 8046 83rd Street NW, Maple Lake, Minn. Call the camp office at 866-520-0504 for more information or directions.

Courage Center Camps offer safe, accessible, natural environments where children and adults with physical disabilities, sensory and language impairments, and other disabilities or illnesses discover abilities they never knew they had or they thought they had lost. Campers make new friends, and are often introduced to sports or hobbies they develop further at home or at school. Their self-confidence grows and their attitudes improve. Courage Center Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. For more than 35 years, our camps have met or exceeded camping industry standards for excellence in programs, staff and facilities.

Since 1955, Camp Courage, near Maple Lake, Minn., has provided residential camp opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities and speech, hearing and language impairments. The camp includes 35 modern, barrier-free, winterized buildings which are also available for rental in the fall, winter and spring.

Summer camp opportunities at Camp Courage include:

  • Sessions for youth with physical disabilities, including Paralympic sports camp, for children and teens.
  • Family Camps
  • Adventure Camps
  • College, Careers and Technology Session
  • Camp sessions for adults with physical disabilities
  • Sessions for children and teens with a history of cancer
  • Session for children and teens with Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication Sessions for youth and adults
  • Literacy camp for children and teens with disabilities and literacy concerns

MORE ABOUT COURAGE CAMPS:

Courage Center Camps - Camp Courage, Courage North - are part of Courage Center, a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center for people of all ages and abilities who are experiencing barriers to health and independence. We serve children and adults with physical disabilities; and youth with speech and language impairments, and who are deaf and hard of hearing. For more information about Courage Camps visit www.couragecenter.org/camps.

    CONTACT:  Sue Warner, Courage Center, 763-520-0263
              Marie Schugel, Camp Courage, 320-963-4115


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