Now in its sixth year, Camp RAD (Recreation for Adolescents with Disabilities) is still helping local youth with disabilities reach high and gain the skills that allow them to become more indenpendent.
Camp director Gavin Colquitt, adapted physical education professor at Georgia Southern, and Dr. Katy Gregg, GSU child and family development professor, are the founders of the camp, which was held this year for the first time at GSU's Recreation Activity Center, and featured rock climbing.
"We're always looking for ways to expand opportunities for our campers, and the RAC presented many of those opportunities," Colquitt said.
This year's camp also featured a full-time registered dietician to help campers better manage their own dietary needs.
The camp is funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, so there is no cost to the participants. Camp RAD works with Pineland Mental Health Services, Easter Seals and B and B Care Services.