Camp Albrecht Acres, with support from the Dubuque Racing Assiciation (DRA) and other local organizations, will install new musical instruments and sensory play areas along their paved trails this spring. This “Outdoor Music and Sensory Garden” will be used by campers at Albrecht Acres for inclusive play and exercise, as well as sensory stimulation for campers with sensory disorders. “The continued support from the DRA enables us to make improvement such as this to camp each year. We are grateful for the contributions made by the DRA which allow us to provide the highest quality of care for our campers,” said Executive Director Eric Veltstra.
Sensory disorders are common among children and adults with mental and physical disorders. Camp Albrecht Acres assists our campers in managing these disorders through our state-of-the-art sensory room, equipped with the latest technology in sensory management, and through the installation of this new Outdoor Music and Sensory Garden which is designed specifically for inclusive play. Each instrument is designed for use by wheelchair, sitting, standing, and any age or ability.
Thanks to the Dubuque Racing Association for their generous grant as the major financial contributor of this project. For more information, please call the office at 563-552-1771 or check out our website at www.albrechtacres.org.
Camp Albrecht Acres is a camp for individuals with special needs, located in Sherrill Iowa. Each summer many individuals of all ages and with a variety of challenges come to spend a week’s vacation at camp. The camp offers many activities including swimming, fishing, hiking, outdoor recreation, fun and games and arts and crafts. Camp Albrecht Acres has camp offered for seven weeks and that is followed by a week long day camp called Camp Bee A Friend. For nine weeks this 40-acre camp is filled with people who are having the time of their life enjoying all that we have to offer.
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