Baltimore Sun: Kennedy Krieger holds third annual outdoor retreat for young patients and siblings

July 23, 2012
Kennedy Krieger’s Camp SOAR brings together patients and their siblings for a summer adventure camp

The Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore organized its third annual Camp S.O.A.R or Sibling Outdoor Adventure Retreat this weekend. About half of the 39 campers are its young patients, who deal daily with physical and mental challenges. The other campers are their siblings. The counselors, about 60 volunteers, most of them on staff at the institute, organize activities, campfire gatherings and games all while attending to the needs of children with traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and paralysis. Read more...