United Counseling Service (UCS) would like to extend a thank you to the One World Conservation Center (OWCC) for their partnership in the 3rd annual “Conservation Camp” for adults with intellectual disabilities. UCS would also like to thank camp sponsors, the Mount Laurel Foundation and Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation for grants in support of the camp.
The Conservation Camp was held at the OWCC in Bennington and ran from July 7th to the 11th. The camp offers an outdoor experience to adults with intellectual disabilities who rarely have the opportunity to safely visit a place outside of residential settings, one without bricks or mortar. Campers explored the facility’s meadow, brook, wetland, and woodland to discover what plants and animals inhabited each setting and experienced the outdoor world.
The Developmental Services division of UCS offers innovative programs for people with intellectual disabilities and encourages results through personal growth and new skills. Offering high quality services to meet individual needs, UCS works to provide maximum independence in a supportive, community environment.
“It’s an opportunity to get something different: experiences they may not get on a day-to-day basis,” said UCS Director of Community Relations and Development, Mike Veitch. “The camp provides a hands-on learning experience in nature and is a great success every year.”
Check out the article on Conservation Camp in the Bennington Banner.
Content contributed to this posting by Tyler Newsome and the OWCC.