Teens sit in a classroom listening to an instructor at the front. There are colorful pennants hanging from the ceiling.

Camp of Life underway at the Disability Network

Sixteen-year-old Mimi Lucio, a junior at a local high school, says she just learned not to share personal information on Instagram. Lucio is one of about a dozen Genesee County youth who learned about digital citizenship during a special presentation during “Camp of Life”. It’s a two-week summer camp for students with disabilities hosted by The Disability Network. 

These teens from across the county are building friendships, learning new skills, and having fun in an inclusive environment. They are learning independent living skills and recreation activities that will follow them into adulthood.

Camp leader, Meghan Slaght,  says they’re also learning about gardening, how to shop for groceries, and cooking. They’ll also learn emergency care from a nurse. Later, they’ll operate a kayak on a Clio-area lake. 

Lucio, who wants to get into cosmetology, says the camp is a cool way to relax, make friends and meet new people.