Thursday, June 13, 2013

CAMP JAKE: Kaliko Beach Club on the horizon

Yes, The Red Thread team is heading back to Kaliko Beach Club (KBC) for our third session of Camp Jake! In just 4 weeks, 40 campers, 18 counselors, 4 full-time caregivers and 1 videographer will travel to Montrouis to provide a week of physical, occupational, music and art therapy to residents of St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children.

KBC has been most accommodating in the past and continues to partner with us to make this a safe and fun experience for all participants. General Manager Mike and staff are working diligently to ensure that all areas of the club are accessible prior to our arrival. On the horizon are ramps for steps; doorway alterations maximizing wheelchair access; rearranged furniture to provide a comfortable setting for all of our campers and their varying needs. In addition, management has given us our choice of rooms and bungalows, allowing us to make the best choices for our blind and non-ambulatory friends. 

Silmithe and a Kaliko staff member
Allen, the restaurant manager, taking a moment to dance with Christina

Since our first session of Camp Jake in January 2012, KBC has been instrumental in the camp's success by working closely with our team to ensure the campers' safety, improve accessibility and—most importantly—help us provide an educational and fun experience for each participant! 

One of Kaliko's chefs helping counselors bake cookies in the restaurant kitchen
Maille and staff at Café Americain
We extend our sincere gratitude to our friends at Kaliko Beach Club for their genuine support and kindness. The Red Thread team looks forward to continuing our relationship for years to come!

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