A camp experience that brought a smile to his face – Rafael Castro

Rafael picture (Rafael camping trip)The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC provides the chance for children with cerebral palsy to attend a special needs camp of their choice in BC. Our campership program provides a subsidy which could help cover partial camp fees, transportation and attendant care fees so children can enjoy the whole camp experience.

Rafael Castro was one of the children who got the opportunity to go on a family vacation to Sechelt this summer, and here is an excerpt  from his experience. He was interviewed by his dad, Jack.

Jack:

Hi Rafa lets have a chat about your experience at our family vacation in Sechelt. Did you like it?

Rafael:

Yes

Jack:

Why?

Rafael:

Because it was the best ever in the world.

It had 2 floors, upstairs and downstairs.

I liked the food a lot, we had steak, beef and other meats, we had crab and sole that we caught by ourselves and we had for lunch.

I had fun catching a huge pink salmon that we ate for dinner, it was sort of soft and chewy, it was pretty good.

You [Dad] had to kill the salmon so we could use it but it was ok because you [Dad] said sorry to the fish. We had a hot tub but we couldn’t use it.

We had canoes in our backyard, I loved going in canoe trips, it was the best ever.

It was fun going to the beach, catching fish and stuff, we saw a snake swimming and a turtle, we saw tadpoles that are baby frogs.

I got to catch my first “Rock Victory” or Rockfish Victory.

My dad got face to face with a black bear and he took a picture of it.

Jack:

Rafael, do you know what an organization is?

Rafael:

Sounds like a very important building.

Jack:

Did you know there is an organization called the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC?

Rafael:

No

Jack:

You know Rafa, the Cerebral Palsy Association gave you money so you and your family could have the opportunity to go to that cabin and have a great time together.

Rafael:

You know, they have been really nice with our family, one day we should be nice to them too.

Jack:

How so?

Rafael:

I think we should do the opposite way around like donating some money to them because they were real nice to our family.

Jack:

Would you want to say something to them?

Rafael:

Thank you for giving us that huge amount of money and thank you for giving us more vacation time for our family.

 

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