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Easterseals Camp is Celebrating its 45th Anniversary

Easterseals Camp is celebrating its 45th anniversary – a summer camp that makes this beloved tradition accessible to everyone, regardless of physical or developmental challenges.

Easterseals Camp is currently runnig from August 5-11 and the makeovers/dance is Thursday the 9th.

For one week each summer, Easterseals Southern California has held a fully-accessible camp in the San Bernardino Mountains at BIG BEAR’S CAMP OAKES, which gives 150 people with disabilities the opportunity to swim, canoe, boat, zipline, tube slide, put on plays, sit around the campfire and experience the joys of summer.

This year for the second time, prior to the annual dance (Thurs., August 9), CVS Health is bringing in a team of 28 beauty advisors (the event was so successful that it’s double last year’s team) who are volunteering their time to do makeovers for the campers prior to the big event. This year, they’re also doing hair!

The makeovers are taking place 2-4 p.m., with the dance immediately following.

 

 

[campers enjoying traditional camp activities]

Easterseals Camp is at Camp Oakes: 47400 Monte Vista Dr., Big Bear, CA 92314

https://youtu.be/UEREdS8nB8I

 

 

 

 

 

 

[One of our campers getting a make-over and on the dance floor]

About Easterseals Southern California

Easterseals, which will observe its 100th anniversary in 2019, has been an indispensable resource for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs and their families. The services provided by Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) – in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties – make profound and positive differences in people’s lives every day, helping them address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals so that they can live, learn, work and play in our communities. With 2,700 employees, 60+ service sites and hundreds of community partnership locations, ESSC assists more than 10,000 people, providing adult/senior day services; autism therapy; child development/early education; employment services, veteran employment support; independent living options; and more. At Easterseals, 88% of our income is spent on services. Join us in changing the way the world defines and views disabilities.