During a very warm week in August, AAMA (Adapted Motor Activity Association) based in Lisbon held its first ever summer camp in the Algarve.
Primarily funded by the Rotarians’ Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF), the association was able to provide a day camp to benefit and support the families in the Algarve with special needs children.
AAMA is very active in the Lisbon area and is making an effort to expand its area of activities.
Based at school EB2,3 in Silves, a full agenda was scheduled for each of five days. Activities included basketball, football, swimming, traditional games, and dance and drama. There were excursions to Krazy World and to the beach at Armação de Pêra. The therapeutic activities were structured so that each child with disabilities had a trained and experienced monitor to direct his/her rehabilitation activities.
As an introductory programme, numbers were limited to six children, seven monitors and two coordinators. The children attending have been diagnosed either with cerebral palsy and autism.
For more information, with an aim of helping in the organisation of a similar summer camp next year, contact 916 787 925.