As we shut Particular Olympics’ year-long birthday celebration of our founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s centennial (#EKS100), Inclusion Revolution Radio podcast host, Novie Craven, spoke with Mary Hammerbacher Means, counselor at Camp Shriver within the mid Nineteen Sixties.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver started Camp Shriver in her yard at her Timberlawn property in 1962. Eunice and her brother, President John F. Kennedy, had a sister named Rosemary with an highbrow incapacity. Because of their stories with their sister, they made up our minds to carry an afternoon camp for children from Washington D.C. and Maryland who had highbrow disabilities. At Camp Shriver, campers had been offered to horseback driving, swimming, canoeing, and a lot more. For lots of campers, this used to be their first time experiencing those actions and finding out the abilities required to take part in them. Mary and her dual Ann carried out to be volunteer camp counselors on the camp via their parochial highschool and the 2 labored there for a couple of summers.
Music in to this week’s episode of Inclusion Revolution Radio to listen to extra about Mary’s revel in as a counselor at Camp Shriver, her favourite moments with Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and what operating as a camp counselor taught her about inclusion.