Hunter, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Campers with special needs at Camp Loyaltown have welcomed some new fuzzy friends and a renovated nature center thanks to the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust.
Camp Loyaltown was able to complete needed improvements to their Nature Center with a grant received from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. Located on 235 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, Camp Loyaltown is a nonprofit summer residential respite camp that cares for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities. Camp Loyaltown was able to incorporate additional animal education programs, make repairs and upgrades within the barn, improve aesthetics, and expand the area to allow for the growth of housed animals. In recognition of the grant, the center has been renamed the “Alfred Z. Solomon Nature Center.”
The nature program, a staple of the camp, features rabbits, a donkey, and new this year, chickens and a baby goat. In addition, the program places strong emphasis on the educational component of nature, utilizing the adjacent pond and providing the campers with hands-on experiences.
For nearly four decades, campers have been enjoying traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, boating, and woodworking, while also taking advantage of amenities like the specially engineered handicapped-accessible swimming pool, a 9-hole mini golf course, and the nature program.
Background: For more than 40 years, Camp Loyaltown has helped campers discover independence along with new strengths and experience the joys of friendship, fun and personal achievement free from challenges they face daily. Camp Loyaltown is a program of Citizens, a leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.