The most wonderful place on earth...we all have one, what's yours? Ian's is Camp Simcha Special...the most wonderful place on earth...where he has had some of the times of his life and will have the time of his life starting Thursday, July 30th for 10 wonderful days. Imagine 6 months after bringing Ian home from the hospital trached and vented, sending him to sleep away camp...well that is exactly what we did the summer of 2013. He went back the summer of 2014 and will be going back for 2k15 summer as well.
Imagine a summer camp where you can be medical frail, critical ill and still go to...do all the things you imagined doing at sleep away camp. It is a unique opportunity for children fighting chronic illness to build a community of people with whom to share hopes and dreams as they grow. From baseball to photography and videography, arts and crafts to boating, swimming to rocketry, talent shows to Color War, campers follow their interests and develop new skills in an environment created with them in mind. Each camper has his or her own trained counselor, a guide and special friend who ensures that every minute of camp life exceeds expectations. As a result, Camp Simcha Special is a place where “I can’t” is replaced by “Wow! That was fun!”
For the past week or so, Ian wakes up with the question "Is today the day I go to camp?" I tell him know and how many more days until he goes. Imagine his face when Thursday morning I tell him yes...going to be priceless.