A few weeks ago, Camp Daniel hosted the 7th annual D4D (Dance for Disability) at Bay Beach in Green Bay. D4D is always an exciting event; for the camp team, it is the beginning of the summer season. We often get to see campers and counselors we have not seen since last summer! Just as important, this event allows us to make contact with people who know very little or nothing about Camp Daniel and it’s mission.
D4D was created seven years ago to celebrate those living with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and agencies that serve them within the community. A goal for the future D4D would be that it becomes a citywide celebration with multiple activities celebrating the disability community. Bay Beach is the perfect place to hold D4D, giving people the chance to bounce between the rides and the indoor dance, held in the historic pavilion. Like in years past, inside the pavilion people have a place to rest, eat some food and of course dance for a few hours.
Camp Daniel could not hold an event like this without sponsorship. Sponsors often come from local organizations that provide services to those with disabilities or businesses that have an interest in the disability population. This years groups included the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Paragon, and the CP Center , all service providers in Green Bay. Woodman’s also was a sponsor this year. We are grateful for the sponsorship these organizations gave us this year and hope to continue these relationships for next year’s event.
The team here at camp is dreaming about expanding this event in 2017. If you or your organization would like to be involved, please contact Laura Lee Wright.