The Acelity Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center allowing children diagnosed with cancer to attend the 2018 Ride-A-Stride for Hope Summer Camp.
Because of a $5,000 grant from the Acelity Foundation (formerly Servant’s Heart), twelve children will be able to spend a week of fun at the Ride-A-Stride for Hope Summer Camp at Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Perkasie, PA. For six weeks each summer, Ivy Hill’s Inclusion Summer Camp provides a unique, integrated experience for children of all levels of ability and development to learn horsemanship and riding skills.
One of these weeks is dedicated to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. The camp provides a rare, non-clinical environment for the children and their families to escape their normal routine by offering a safe environment of peace, solace and relief of stress.
The children will attend the weeklong camp where they will learn how to care for a horse and build riding skills. Other activities will include games for building social skills, using their creativity while making tie-dye shirts and playing games to promote team-building. Other highlights will include an ice cream social, a carriage drive, a therapy dog visit and a horse show.
The camp will be held August 6 – 10, 2018 at Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center, which is located at 1811 Mill Road in Perkasie, PA.