I had an opportunity to participate yesterday in the Idaho Youth Wheelchair Sports Camp as a volunteer archery instructor for Idaho Archery Company, and all I can say is “wow”. If you ever have a chance to particiapte in these kinds of events, I’d strongly urge you to do it. I know I definitely learned more at the event than any of the youth who participated. It was a GREAT time and the smiles more than prove it.
The Idaho Youth Wheelchair Sports Camp (IYWSC) is a camp that provides recreational and competitive opportunities for young
athletes age 6-21 years with physical disabilities. Athletes from Idaho, Washington, Utah, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming traveled to Boise just to attend this four-day sports camp. Youth who use a wheelchair, AFO braces, walker or crutches are welcome to attend. The IYWSC exists to provide young athletes in wheelchair the opportunity to try new adapted sports and equipment.
Athletes who have disabilities due to cerebral palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular conditions or orthopedic problems are encouraged to attend. The Camp was held at Fort Boise Community Center in Boise, Idaho.
IYWSC Mission Statement:
The Idaho Youth Wheelchair Sports Camp is dedicated to promoting the value of health and wellness through sports and recreation. Camp instills positive attitudes, increased independence, sportsmanship and lifetime recreational skills for youth of all abilities.