Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates sponsors Camp Freedom’s sixth year with financial support, volunteers
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (July 14, 2014) – Children with physical and cognitive disabilities are getting a chance to enjoy a summer camp filled with activities, thanks to Colorado Discover Ability and volunteers from Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. (RMOA) and St. Mary’s Hospital. Pediatric orthopaedist Mary Beth Deering, MD from RMOA along with the entire RMOA organization will be sponsoring this event, as well.
“Camp Freedom is very special to us,” said Mike Zamora, outreach coordinator for RMOA. “Colorado Discover Ability works hard to give children with these disabilities an opportunity to experience teamwork and adventure that they likely haven’t been able to before. Dr. Deering has been deeply involved with the organization for several years, not just with bringing her medical expertise to them, but helping them discover how much they can accomplish.”
The camp is divided into two groups and takes place on the Grand Mesa over four days starting this Thursday. It’s staffed by volunteers with medical experience and regular CDA volunteers who have adaptive recreation experience. Campers will have a chance to take part in accessible activities such as horseback riding, fishing, rafting, canoeing, and a ropes course.
RMOA participates in numerous community events throughout the year, providing everything from financial support, to refreshments, to first-aid. For more information about any of these events, please contact Mike Zamora at 970-242-3535.