​Cerebral Palsy of Virginia Brings Summer Fun to Teens with Disabilities

Thursday, August 20, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Cerebral Palsy of Virginia’s Annual Summer Camp Enrichment Program has Hampton Roads campers ages 13 to 21 participating in activities in ways never imagined.  The campers will showcase all they have learned in a culminating performance and reception on Aug. 21 at the Sandler Center’s Miller Studio Theatre from 1 to 3 p.m.


The Sandler Center Foundation partnered with Cerebral Palsy of Virginia’s Summer Camp Enrichment Program to bring the arts to teens with disabilities. This camp began on Aug. 17 and ends on Aug. 21 with the culminating performance. This five-day camp included activities such as arts and crafts, karaoke, games and much more. Adult, youth and volunteers were able to provide one-to-one camper buddy experiences.


By partnering with the Foundation, the organization was able to increase its camp numbers by bringing in more children to experience all of the fun activities, and create lifelong memories and friendships.


Cerebral Palsy of Virginia was established in April 1984 as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the goal to provide programs and services to support the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Programs and services emphasize inclusion, independence, social skills and positive relationships between the disabled and non-disabled community. The organization delivers programs and services to children and adults with disabilities throughout Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information, visit www.cerebralpalsyofvirginia.org.


To attend the camper’s performance, please RSVP to Cara Olsen, development specialist, at colsen@vbgov.com or 385-0227.


This art camp at the Sandler Center is possible with funding from Tom & Juanita Felton and Kathy Katsias and David Sparks through the Sandler Center Foundation.



The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support and sustain the Sandler Center and its programs. The Sandler Center Foundation raised over $15 million for the Capital Campaign to help build the facility[CO1] . Today, the Foundation works to sustain the world-class programming and vital educational opportunities for the citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach, not just this year, but every year.