June marks the beginning of summer vacation for many students and they are often headed off to summer camp. Best Buddies Missouri was chosen as a charity partner for K.A.R.E. Camp for three sessions this summer, two of which took place in June.
So far the campers have all signed the pledge to “Spread the Word to End the R-Word”, engaged in ability awareness activities, learned about the Best Buddies Mission and welcomed peers with IDD (ages 7-14) from the community to join them for an inclusive afternoon of bowling and lunch.
K.A.R.E. Camp inspired kids to be grateful, compassionate, kind and teach how volunteering makes the world better through hands-on projects and organized volunteering opportunities. The campers will host another group of Best Buddies Missouri participants on Monday, August 1st.