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Camp Fairlee celebrates 60 years of service to people with disabilities

Mar 16, 2014

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee has announced a yearlong celebration of 60 years of offering children and adults with disabilities a fun and accessible camp experience. Among other activities throughout the year, Camp Fairlee will host a Come Home to Camp Fairlee homecoming event Sept. 6 for past and present supporters of camp, including counselors, campers, Rotarians and the public.

“We are proud to announce Camp Fairlee’s 60th year of service to people with disabilities,” said Ken Sklenar, president/CEO of Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Camp Fairlee has impacted  the lives of thousands of campers and their families, and the counselors who have come from around the world to serve at camp. This anniversary year is a celebration for everyone.”

Easter Seals is inviting the public to help in gathering pictures and memorable stories from any year they have been a part of Camp Fairlee in the past 60 years. To share photos or submit stories, send them to Ford Waggoner at FairleeReunion@esdel.org.

In addition to the event in September, the 60th anniversary celebration will include Rotary Work Days in April, when District 7630 Rotarian volunteers complete maintenance and cleanup projects at camp; Camp Fairlee Night at a June 9 Orioles game; Happy Anniversary Camp Fairlee activities during the summer camp season; and a tribute to Camp Fairlee at the Easter Seals Annual Dinner in October.

Learn more about Camp Fairlee at www.de.easterseals.com/fairlee.

Easter Seals offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how Easter Seals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.

 

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