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Camp Summit announced that it has received a $3,390 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. 

“This generous gift will give Camp Summit the opportunity to add additional ropes course equipment and pool equipment,” said Carla Weiland, CEO of Camp Summit. 

“The Ropes Course and the skills we teach and the swim program are often favorites of our campers.  For many campers it provides a rare opportunity of independence in movement and allows them to experience the exhilaration of completing a challenge or riding the zip line while being encouraged by their peers.” 

The award was one of 89 grants totaling more than $500,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Since the program was developed in 1999 by the late Dana Reeve, over 1,700 grants have been awarded, totaling over $13 million.

Camp Summit, located between Lantana and Copper Canyon in southern Denton County, provides a wide variety of traditional camp activities in a barrier-free environment to children and adults with physical, developmental, dual-sensory and multiple disabilities. More information is about the facility is available at www.campsummittx.org.

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