HOLLYWOOD, Md. (March 15, 2008) - The Bubel/Aiken Foundation (TBAF) recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Greenwell Foundation to implement a program called Let's ALL Play. The grant seeks to afford children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting.
The foundations say Let's ALL Play gives children with developmental disabilities the same experience as those without. Children with disabilities and their peers, who are typically unencumbered by disabilities, come together to participate in recreational activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, community service, and physical fitness.
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation has been developing its Let's ALL Play program since the program's inception in 2004. Today, the Foundation supports over 30 recreational programs across the country.
"We are very excited to work with The Bubel/Aiken Foundation to further open the Greenwell Foundation's camp programs to children with disabilities," said Kendall Sorenson-Clark, executive director of the Greenwell Foundation. "This will help enable us to give more children the chance to participate in activities they and their families may have never thought possible."
The Greenwell Foundation, located at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, Md., is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1971 dedicated to providing universally accessible and inclusive programs, services, and facilities for all community members, with and without disabilities, in Southern Maryland. Greenwell's programs inclusive summer camps for children, recreational and therapeutic horseback riding, kayak rentals and lessons, and outdoor recreation programs. Special events are held at the park throughout the year.
Camp Greenwell is an outdoor recreation camp for children entering first grade through age 13. Activities reflect a respect for nature and teach disability awareness, skill building for self confidence, and nature conservation. Greenwell also offers horseback riding, kayaking, and nature camps. To learn more about the Greenwell Foundation and its programs, visit www.greenwellfoundation.org.
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation provides services and financial assistance to promote the full integration of children with disabilities into the life environment of those without. The Foundation strives to create awareness about the diversity of individuals with disabilities and the possibilities that inclusion can bring. To learn more about The Bubel/Aiken Foundation or ways to get involved, visit www.bubelaiken.org.