Parents and Prospective Campers Can Attend Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck's Open House on April 2
Who: Bridget Costello, Executive Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff members
What: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and families of children with special needs. Parents will meet with the director and staff members, and have a chance to ask questions or address any concerns that they might have.
The day of the open house coincides with World Autism Awareness Day, which was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness about the growing autism epidemic. According to Autism Speaks, one in 110 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder - a 600% increase over the past 20 years.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2011
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Chet Swezey Road
Center Moriches, New York
Directions: From the Long Island Expressway, go to Exit 69S (Wading River Road). Take Wading River Road to the end, and turn right onto Railroad Avenue. Montauk Avenue/Main Street. Go to the second traffic light and make a left onto Montauk Avenue/Main Street. Make a left on Chet Swezey Road. Take Chet Swezey Road to the end, and make a right into the camp.
Photo Ops: Ms. Costello and staff members speaking to parents. Pictures of Ms. Costello and staff.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for youngsters who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.