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2017 BlazeSports America All-Star Camp!!

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BlazeSports All-Star Camp is a fun, week long, overnight summer camp providing kids, ages 7-17 with a physical disability, a chance to learn and play a variety of adaptive sports and recreational activities.

Kids eligible for camp must have a physical impairment such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, acquired brain injury, dwarfism, amputation, spinal cord injury, visual impairment, muscular dystrophy or other related physical disabilities.

What’s Cool about BlazeSports All-Star Camp! 

Our camp is unique in the fact that we cater to a wide range of physical disabilities (ambulant and wheelchair users) and all activities are adapted to match each camper’s ability.

*Wheelchair Basketball                 *Track and Field              *Archery             *Swimming

*Rock Climbing                *Kayaking           *Zip Lining           *And much more!!!

New Camp Format! Campers will have the opportunity to try each sport, but also get to choose a “sport track” in wheelchair basketball, track & field, archery or swimming where they can focus on their favorite sports and receive extra coaching.

BlazeSports All-Star Camp coaches are all top level with years of coaching and playing experience. Some of our coaches are collegiate adaptive sport athletes and former Paralympians!

At BlazeSports, we recognize sport as a great way to stay active and healthy, but also as a tool for building life skills. By the end of the week, campers will leave more confident, independent, a better leader and have many new friends!

Accessible Location

BlazeSports All-Star Camp takes place at the beautiful and fully accessible Camp Dream in Warm Springs, Georgia.  The camp is set on 74 acres of wooded land, located in the grounds of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

Camp Address: 6135 Roosevelt Highway, Warm Springs, GA 31830  Directions

Campers share a room within a large, air conditioned, modern cabin. There are typically 3 or 4 campers in each room. All rooms have an accessible en-suite bathroom with roll-in shower. All linens and towels are provided. There is a large central area within each cabin where campers meet and socialize.

Cost

The total cost of camp is $300.

*A limited number of scholarships are available to help with the cost of camp.  Please complete the camper registration and a separate scholarship form will be sent to you upon request.  Scholarships are decided on an individual application basis.

 

Please contact Camp Director (sthomas@blazesports.org) for the Camper Application.

 

How to pay

  1. Online: https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=4387&GroupID=1765420

 

  1. Credit card payment can be made over the phone.  Call (404) 270-2000

 

  1. Checks can be made payable to BlazeSports America and mailed to:

BlazeSports America, 1670 Oakbrook Drive Suite 331 Norcross, GA 30093

Camp Counselors (age 18+)

Camp counselors are the role models for our campers and will be responsible for a team of 6 – 8 campers throughout the week of BlazeSports All-Star Camp.  Counselors will assist campers with activities of daily living, provide support and encouragement at all programs and ensures the health, safety and enjoyment of our campers.

The position of Camp Counselor is a volunteer position. Camp Counselors should be 18 years of age or older.

If interested in the position, please contact sthomas@blazesports.org for application.

Help send a child to BlazeSports All-Star Camp!

Would you like to help cover the cost of summer camp for a child with a physical disability? Your donation would allow a camper, with financial need, to attend BlazeSports All-Star Camp and have a life changing experience!

Sponsor a camper HERE

Questions about camp?  Call (404) 270-2034 or email sthomas@blazesports.org

 

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Happy Holidays!!

From our families to yours, wishing you the very best holiday!

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Congratulations BlazeSports Jr. Hawks!!

Congratulations to our BlazeSports Jr. Hawks Varsity & Prep Wheelchair Basketball teams!

NWBA National rankings came out yesterday and our Varsity team is ranked #2 in the nation after we beat (3) of the Top 5 ranked teams at the Rockford Tourney and Prep is ranked #4!

The Top 16 ranked teams get automatic bids/qualifiers to Nationals in April!

Way to go!!

 

If you’d like to read the article, please go HERE

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