On Saturday, June 5, I attended an open house at Camp Kostopulos in Emigration Canyon. Camp Kostopulos is sponsored by the Kostopulos Dream Foundation, an agency dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities. Camp Kostopulos is a week-long residential summer camp where kids, teens, and adults with disabilities are able to socialize and enjoy numerous recreational activities. It’s fun for the participants and, at the same time, provides a reprieve for their full-time care givers.
At the camp, participants engage in various recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, camping, singing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, ropes course, etc. They make new friends and renew their friendships from previous summers. Participants stay on site for a full week in the capable hands of full-time staff members who provide 24-hour supervision. I have included some photos I took of this wonderful facility in my Senate District.
I would like to thank Cheryl Smith, Development Director of the Kostopulos Dream Foundation, who escorted my family and me at the Camp Kostopulos open house.
In addition to summer camp, the Kostopulos Dream Foundation also offers year-round recreational programs for kids, teens, and adults. For further information about Kostopulos, visit their website at www.campk.org and as always, donations are appreciated.
Finally, on July 10, 2010, the Kostopulos Dream Foundation is hosting the Wasatch Wheelchair Rally, a fundraising event which will showcase runners and walkers pushing empty wheelchairs in a race around Liberty Park. For more information, visit www.campk.org/wasatch-wheelchair-rally.
Senator Romero with his son and Cheryl Smith