HAMDEN — As part of its “Camp No Limits,” Quinnipiac University is hosting a sled hockey game on Friday, July 10 at the TD Bank Sports Center on York Hill. The free event features the New York Sled Rangers against the Connecticut Wolfpack. Doors open at 6 p.m. Face-off is at 7.
Quinnipiac will become the first institution of higher education in the country to host Camp No Limits, an overnight camp for children and adolescents with limb loss and their families, July 8-12, on its York Hill Campus, 305 Sherman Ave.
Through adapted recreational activities and life skills programs with professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, prosthetists and both teen and adult amputee mentors, Camp No Limits aims to optimize the functional independence of children living with limb loss. Parents and siblings will have opportunities to experience a network of support.
The fee for Camp No Limits is $500. Scholarships are available from Hanger, Inc., a premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic services and products. No camper is turned away for an inability to pay. To register, please contact Mary Leighton, executive director of Camp No Limits, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 207-240-5762.
Siblings of campers have the option of attending the Billy Mecca All Sports and Academic Camp, which takes place at Quinnipiac from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 6-10. For more information about that camp, please call Mecca at 203-582-8624.
To become a corporate partner, help send a child to camp, or for information about supporting Camp No Limits, please visit www.quinnipiac.edu/campgive, call 203-582-8802 or email. Each contribution directly benefits children with limb loss and their families.
Camp No Limits
Camp No Limits is a non-profit organization that provides camps for children with limb loss, and education, mentorship and support to these children and their families. In 2004, Mary Leighton, an occupational therapist from Maine, founded Camp No Limits with four campers, which has now grown to 10 locations nationwide, serving hundreds of families. In addition to Connecticut, Camp No Limits is offered in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Missouri and Texas.