Local Woman Organizes Camp for Adults with Disabilities

Published 08/21 2014 06:49PM

Updated 08/25 2014 07:52AM

Helping adults living with disabilities, that's the mission of a Fort Wayne woman, who just created a non-profit summer camp, called Camp PossAbility.

"I think it's definitely important because it helps build community and a family environment and more of a support system so when you do go out into life and the world you have that support system," said Lauren Harmison, CEO and director of Camp PossAbility.

The week-long camp is set to take place next summer at Bradford Woods in south central Indiana. 

"The fact that it hits the higher ages makes it unique and then also the fact that it's for high functioning young adults age 18-35 with physical disabilities," said Harmison.

In order to fund the camp, Lauren is holding an auction and dinner on October 17th at IPFW's Walb International Ballroom. 

"Brettly Otterman and Tyler Dale from the History Channel show American Restoration, they will actually be bringing an item from their store for the auction for the camp. They'll also be there to sign autographs," said Harmison.

The goal is to raise $20,000 to provide meals, housing and activities for campers. The cost is expected to be about $700 per camper.

To donate, purchase tickets for the auction, or sign up for the camp, visit camppossability.org.

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