This doctoral capstone was completed through a partnership with the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY. Center for Courageous Kids is a fully accessible medical camp that provides children with serious illnesses and medical complexities the opportunity to participate in camp. They run weekend family retreats during the spring and fall, and independent camps during the summer. The goals of this project were completed in two parts. Part 1: To create a video to play during family camp weekend retreats to reach potential campers for independent summer camp. The video portrays what summer camp is all about through the eyes of former campers, parents, staff members, healthcare partners, and volunteers. Part 2: To create recourses for volunteers working in program areas during spring family retreats to make them feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the area he/she will be working in while at camp, along with the diagnosis of the campers that week. Interventions, adaptive equipment, and strategies for the program areas were provided to give volunteers ideas on how to facilitate camper success in participating in activities to their fullest ability based on potential deficit areas a specific diagnosis may face.
Sue Iliff, PhD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Medical Camp; Trainings; Educational Resources; Video
Cusick, Megan M., "Center for Courageous Kids Volunteer Training Resources and “Through Our Eyes” Video" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 128.