UI Children’s Hospital Offers Superhero Summer Camp

By Mark Carlson, KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Tiny superheroes played in Iowa City Wednesday.

The UI Children’s Hospital held a Superhero Summer Fun this week for children with disabilities.

Organizers with the Center for Disabilities and Development say every kid deserves a chance to go to camp. That’s why they put this camp together.

This is the first year of “superhero summer fun.”

The goal is to give a camp experience to kids who might not normally be able to attend a summer camp.

In some cases physical limitations may make some camps difficult or even dangerous. That’s why this camp is made for each individual.

Wednesday, kids spent time dancing in capes as they doubled as superheros.

The kids range in age from 5 to 12 years old.

Organizers say a whole lot has already been learned this week, and they’re excited to see the kids learn some new things.

“They’re learning about social skills, they’re learning about movement, they’re learning about working together, playing games together, and defeating the villains that can sometimes get into our heads,” said Deanna Daugherty with the UI Centers for Disabilities and Development.

The week completed with a performance for parents on Friday.

The kids have made up superhero moves, and many are excited to show those off. Everyone is expected to participate in the event with their own personalized movies. Parents also will get a chance to check out some of the arts and crafts the kids made this week.

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