The students of the Physiotherapy Assistant Major at Pennsylvania College of Technology put their skills to good use by providing video activities for Camp Victory, known as the “Special Camp for Special Children.”
Shayla M. Bickel, of Shinglehouse, was a member of the team that created activities for Camp Kydnie.
The camp in Millville was built for children with diverse needs – those living with chronic health problems, physical or mental disabilities, or the after-effects of catastrophic illness.
During a typical summer, the facility is busy hosting camps for a variety of partner groups. This year, these camps are taking place virtually.
âOur goal is to bring some camp fun to campers at home,â said Camp Victory principal Kate Stepnick, a 2007 graduate of the college’s bachelor’s degree in human services and restorative justice, then known as of applied human services. “We know they miss the camp, and this gives them a way to participate in camp activities even from afar.”
The physiotherapy assistant students, all set to graduate in August, created videos for four of the partner groups: PA Vent Camp (for kids on ventilators), Camp Cranium (for kids with traumatic brain injuries), Camp JRA (for children with arthritis-related diseases) and Camp Kydnie (for children with kidney failure). They also produced a yoga video that Stepnick provided to all of the groups.