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Two local children to attend Camp Riley

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Two local youth will attend Camp Riley this summer.

Fourteen-year-old Vlad Ogborn, Brazil, will attend the event, this week, while 18-year-old Kristin Wheeler will attend June 21-July 3.

Many traditional summer camps can't accommodate children with physical disabilities. Since 1955, Camp Riley has helped more than 11,000 Hoosier children with physical disabilities gain self-confidence and develop skills.

Riley Hospital for Children staff ensure medical needs are met, so campers can try horseback riding, organized sports and participating in other traditional camp activities.

Established by Indiana University and Riley Children's Foundation, Camp Riley takes place each summer at Bradford Woods in Martinsville.

The facility is universally accessible and specially trained counselors -- never more than three campers per counselor -- help kids do things they've only imagined.

Riley Children's Foundation depends on contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the state, in addition to fees paid by campers' families for the camp.

Eligible children ages 8-18 can attend one of six Camp Riley sessions each summer. This year, campers will come from all over the state, as well as four additional states.

To join the mailing list for next year's summer camps or to find out how an organization, employer or family can send a child with physical disabilities to camp, visit RileyKids.org or call 317-634-4474 or toll free at 1-877-867-4539.

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