By Trena Packer Street
Now in its 18th year, Camp Smile is a day camp for youth with special needs that is coordinated by Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Camp Smile Adventure is held for two weeks each July at the Johnson House in Collierville’s W.C. Johnson Park.
Under the direction of Town of Collierville Recreational Programs Coordinator Lisa Gaither, the unique camp experience is designed to meet the needs of exceptional children, ages six and older, with mild to moderate physical, developmental, or learning disabilities.
“All of us, staff, volunteers and the campers have a great time each year at this special camp. We smile a lot and make lots of memories together,” Gaither said.
With the assistance of Camp Leader Michelle Kelley, Camp Smile campers participate in a variety of activities, crafts, music, story-time, games, outdoor activities, and field trip.
Staff, volunteers and camp participants are enjoying a second week of fun at Camp Smile July 14-18.
Programs offered through Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department include Senior Activities, Travel Groups, Instructional programs, Collierville Tennis programs, and Kids outdoors nature activities.
For more information and recreational program forms go to www.colliervilleparks.org/recreational programing.