But Camp Riley is hard to forget. Knowing that the facility will boast a zipline and clubhouse next summer, both answer with a resounding yes when asked whether they want to return.
Gray reflects, “One kid can hardly talk and couldn’t hear, so you had to use sign language.” Others have issues with arms and legs. What amazed him was “how many kids are just like me, with braces and can’t hardly walk.”
At Camp Riley, they understand each other.
Debbie Blank can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.
HOW TO HELP • Eligible children 8-18 can attend one of five Camp Riley sessions. The facility is universally accessible and the staff-to-camper ratio never exceeds one-to-three. Riley Hospital for Children medical and nursing directors, pharmacists and staff are integrated into the camp program. Twenty-four-hour medical care is available. • In 2013, 223 campers attended, representing 57 Indiana counties and seven states. • Donors interested in providing the Camp Riley experience to Hoosier children with the gift of camperships should contact Riley Children's Foundation at RileyKids.org/camp or toll-free 877-867-4539.