Thursday, March 4, 2010

Amazing Race


Ben's summer camp, coordinated through the Therapeutic Recreation Division of the county park service is planning a fundraiser called Amazing Race, based on the reality TV show. Teams of two will compete on Saturday, March 20, for a trophy.  Being a person who lives on the edge, I signed up right away.

My teammate and I will solve challenging puzzles, find crazy hidden messages and possibly eat dead worms - I made that last part up (I hope).  We do have to know our local history. Our starting time for the day of the event is based on our score on a trivia contest a few days before the race. On the day of the race, we have to walk and run to get to each location. No cars, bicycles, mopeds or public transportation allowed. No mention of brooms, though.

Ben has attended this camp for the past three years on scholarship. It is a wonderful camp offering really cool weekly field trips to amusement parks, zoos, and Monkey Joe's.  Each group goes swimming at a special zero entry pool once a week. My Gym and a local librarian visit the camp on a regular basis. The ratio is about 1 counselor per 2 children. This specific camp serves children and young adults with disabilities from age 3 through 21 years old.

If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund, you may do so by going online to: Donate to Camp Scholarship
Because this is a site specifically for donations, be sure that you request that your donation go to TR Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.

I will keep you updated on our progress.

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