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Un-Limb-ited

Un-Limb-ited

Un-Limb-ited

Un-Limb-ited teen amputee camp

The Un-Limb-ited camps are for teen patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children living with limb loss or deficiency. These camps offer a unique opportunity for teens to gain confidence and form strong bonds with other amputees while learning either adaptive skiing and snowboarding or whitewater river rafting and camping in the Utah wilderness. The camps are staffed by hospital teams from physical and recreational therapy, nursing and Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services – West, LLC, at the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital. Participants will not only receive professional instruction from the National Ability Center and Holiday River Expeditions, they will also explore issues common to teenage amputees as a group while developing skills for future success. Shriners Hospitals for Children staff members facilitate socialization activities and support groups to discuss common issues facing teen amputees such as recreation, relationships, body image, bullying and self-esteem.

Registration

Patients from any of the Shriners Hospitals for Children are eligible to attend camp. There is no cost to participate in this camp. Camp covers individualized instruction, equipment, food, lodging and activities for the duration of the camp. Registration is due by October 1, to be considered for either camp for the following year.

Camp and Shriners Hospitals for Children

Un-Limb-ited camps are made possible by Shriners Hospitals for Children and our sponsors. Our organization has a history of serving individuals ages 0–21 with disabilities, including those with amputations, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Un-Limb-ited focuses on young adults by encouraging them to better understand the use of their prostheses through activities and sports. Camp also provides the opportunity to discuss with staff and peers, issues common to teenage amputees. Shriners Hospitals for Children seeks to help its patients reach their full potential beyond treating their orthopaedic conditions, by helping patients adjust to their current disability through skills training and recreational and therapeutic activities.

Donate

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City invites you to support our annual Un-Limb-ited Camp for amputees. With your generous support, approximately 30 campers per year will spend five days and four nights learning to ski or snowboard, or whitewater raft. The campers not only learn active lifestyle skills and independence, but also have an opportunity to interact with peers who are also amputees. We would like to extend to you the opportunity to become sponsor.

Thank you again for your generous support as it will help in moving these youth forward in a positive step toward adulthood.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:

MJ Miller
Director of Development
801-536-3567
Email

Matt Lowell, PT
Camp Director
801-536-3615
Email

Camp schedules

Summer camp is offered annually in late June or early July. Please email for current dates.

Winter camp is offered annually in February. Please email for current dates.

   
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