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Camp HHC opens June 17

Friday March 29, 2013 9:57 AM

The Helping Hands Center for Special Needs summer camp program, Camp HHC, begins June 17 and runs through Aug. 8.

Now in its seventh year, Camp HHC runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the former Medary Avenue School located at the corner of Medary Avenue and Hudson Street in the north campus/south Clintonville community of Columbus.

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs serves children ages 2 and a half through 12 with autism and other developmental disabilities.

According to information from the camp, Camp HHC extends the important learning done throughout the school year in a fun and engaging camp format. The 8-week camp is organized thematically with activities and special guest visits.

A focus on continued academic development is blended with social skills development, outdoor play and physical fitness. Small group music therapy is included in the cost and will be scheduled during camp hours, as will other therapies (physical, occupational and speech) as the schedule permits.

Camp fees range from $4,000 to $5,500. Autism Scholarships, I.O. Waivers, Level One Waivers and Title XX funding are accepted by HHC to cover a portion of camp fees for qualified students. Typical peer students also are welcome to attend camp on a part- or full-time basis, with fees ranging from $510 to $840. Partial scholarships are available through Helping Hands Center with support from The Conway Charitable Family Foundation.

For more information or to submit an application, visit Helping Hands Center’s website, helpinghandscenter.com, or call 614-262-7520.

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