“What is a disability?” was the question facing culinary campers upon their arrival this morning. Today, camp opened with Disability Awareness Day activities in the garden. Disability awareness day brings campers attention to challenges faced by people with all types of disabilities. As they work in the garden, the kids get a chance to see what it feels like to have some of these limitations.
To begin Disability Awareness Day, we had a visit with Willie, a member of Paraquad – an organization that helps people with disabilities gain independance. Willie discussed what it means to have a disability, and even allowed them to try out a wheelchair! Many of the campers said it was much harder than they expected!
Willie teaches Denali and Lillian how to use the wheelchairs!
In addition to Willie’s wheelchair, campers attempted to weed the garden with a vision impairment.
Check out these visual impairment goggles!
Campers attempted harvesting vegetables without being able to bend one knee!
Erica, our Occupational Therapy student counselor showed the kids how to use a cutting board adapted for individuals with hand injuries!
Cutting carrots with a hand splint!
Whoa this is tough work!
Recipes for today included kale chips, black eyed pea salad, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs. All delicious!!
Cooking with Lisa!
Making our own lemon juice!
See you all tomorrow!!