Organizers gearing up for Georgetown day camp event for children with special needs and disabilities

The Georgetown Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is gearing up for the organization’s third annual Dog Days of Summer Camp – an event for children with disabilities and special needs.

The free event will be Saturday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs at the Cooper Center at 95 Academy Ave. in Georgetown, according to a press release. The camp is also sponsored in part by SOS Autism Health Care and involves water play and lunch.

In addition to water activities, there will also be inflatables, science, arts and crafts, music, and more. A pizza lunch with chips and drinks will be provided, and parents are asked to bring a lunch for children who don’t eat pizza or have food allergies.

Certified therapists will be on staff at the camp, and there is no age limit for children attending the event. Organizers ask that parents of children under 5 years old stay at the event with their child, according to the release.

There are also openings for volunteers who would like to help out with the event and would be needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers ask that families bring towels, bathing suits and sunscreen.

Interested participants are asked to RSVP by July 17. To sign up as an attendee or volunteer, contact Diane Owens at 283-3033 or by email at dmoll24@yahoo.com.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.