The summer of 2011 will mark the fourth consecutive year our OWL Equine Program has participated in MedCamps. Held each week during June and July, MedCamps offers incredible summer camping experiences for children with a variety of physical and mental challenges. Each session of camp targets a different disability and includes appropriate health professionals, specially trained staff and tailored activities for the campers.
Once each week, OWL staff and youth from Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home take our horses to Camp Alabama. MedCampers pet our horses and go for short rides. For some, this is the first time they have touched a horse; others have fond memories of last year’s ride. Interactions with our horses are a very popular part of camp week!
Our youth help as leaders and side-walkers. They benefit from the opportunity to serve others in their community.
Learn more about MedCamps of Louisiana.