On the week of July 23rd, nursing students and faculty members from Hallmark University’s Martha Fessler School of Nursing provided healthcare assistance to children with autism at the Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) summer camp. CAMP, a nonprofit which specializes in providing a summer camp for children with special needs, presented a unique opportunity for Hallmark’s nursing students to assist with the healthcare needs of CAMP’s campers, and to meet the clinical objectives required of their degree programs.
Some Hallmark nursing students served at CAMP for the entire week of July 23, while others served for specific days. During their time at CAMP, students assisted with activities for the campers including horseback riding, canoeing, arts and crafts, and swimming. Notably, students worked under the direction of CAMP’s healthcare staff to administer care to children.
CAMP began in 1979 and serves over 1,000 individuals with special needs every year. According to CAMP.org, CAMP’s main purpose “remains to help campers reach their maximum potential.” CAMP serves “individuals with mild to severe disabilities, with diagnoses such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, visual impairment, and hearing impairment.” CAMP also serves the “non-disabled siblings” of their campers.
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