Registration now open for PartnerSports Camp

Students participate in PartnerSports Camp

May 2, 2019 - PartnerSports Camp is gearing up for another great summer of fun and friendship. Registration opened May 1 for those interested in participating in the summer camp experience coordinated by the Douglas Education Service District and the YMCA of Douglas County.

This year’s event will be from July 15-25 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week) and will pair 50 campers with disabilities and 50 partners without disabilities for a fun-filled learning experience. Registration will be open until May 31.

The two-week camp will focus on various sports like tennis, basketball and swimming, while also featuring traditional activities such as hiking, fishing, crafts and campfire cooking.

Activities for the event, formerly known as Camp Shriver, will take place at or will be launched from the YMCA, located at 1151 NW Stewart Parkway in Roseburg. This is the event’s 14th year.

“We are so grateful that our community has supported PartnerSports Camp for so many years,” said Bryan Hinson, Douglas ESD’s special education administrator. “Students from all over Douglas County enjoy this annual event, taking away lifelong lessons, memories and friendships.”

Those who would like to support this year’s camp can contribute to the 100 for $150 Club, a donation drive to make camp free for all youth. The club’s goal is to register at least 100 donors pledging $150 each. The $150, tax-deductible sum represents the estimated cost to accommodate one participant.

Donations for the PartnerSports Camp can be made online via PayPal at this link. Donations can also be sent to Douglas ESD at 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Suite 110, Roseburg, OR 97470.

The 100 for $150 Club donation drive push ends May 31; however, donations are accepted year-round.

For more information and for registration forms, visit https://douglasesd.k12.or.us/special-education/partnersports-camp.