July 15, 2016

Camp Abilities Long Island Has Record Year at Adelphi

by Bonnie Eissner
For the eighth consecutive year, Adelphi University hosted Camp Abilities Long Island, an overnight camp for youth with visual impairments, founded by Adelphi alumna and adjunct professor Lisa Inella Santos ’08, M.A. ’11.
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Camp Abilities campers participate in beep baseball, one of the most popular sports the camp offers. (Photo credit: Camp Abilities Long Island.)

ws outlets, including Newsday, FiOS-1 Long Isand, and The Garden City News covered the 2016 camp, which ran from July 7-July 10, and drew a record enrollment.  
“We do any type of sport you can think of and tailor it to the needs of these kids who suffer from a wide range of visual impairments,” Santos told The Garden City News. “The purpose of the camp is to empower kids to be physically active at home and in their schools.”
Santos, who is also a physical education teacher in the New Hyde Park/Garden City Park school district, attributed the record turnout of 25 campers to a surge in support from volunteers. 
“Usually we get about 20 kids but because of all of our volunteers who participated we were able to set a record with the number of campers we had this year,” she told The Garden City News.

See the full coverage in The Garden City News

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