Murfreesboro City Schools fourth annual camp for students with special needs, Camp Boro, begins June 3 through June 6 at Scales Elementary. Fifty elementary student campers will participate in a week filled with camp events.
The four day camp includes pony rides, a petting zoo, archery, karate and bounce houses. Additionally student campers will travel to off-site field trips including the Miracle Field Park and Smyrna Bowling Center. Thursday is water day courtesy of the Murfreesboro Fire Department.
The student campers enjoy the full experience of being at camp and gain hands-on lessons that help prepare them for future tasks. By enhancing fine motor and communication skills, the children at Camp BORO will gain more than good times and laughter. Interactive activities going on during the week allow campers to participate in a variety of arts and crafts as well as competitions and team building events.
Students will be assisted by more than fifty volunteers including high school students, business partners, educators and administrators. The camp is coordinated by the MCS Special Education Department.
This free camp is funded through the help of sponsors and private donors allowing children with special needs to experience a week designed for their enjoyment. With the individual student needs in mind, campers are given the opportunity that other camps may not be able to provide. With the help of the volunteers, the children grow, engage and produce memories that will last a lifetime.