Camp APAC takes place once a year, when children, young people, and adults with cerebral palsy travel to a destination outside Mexico City to work on their independent living, occupational, social and self-determination skills. In May of 2019, 60 children, youth and adults spent unforgettable days in Cancun.
The program was established more than 25 years ago, and it is the perfect complement to formal education, since it has recreational-educational objectives. Camp APAC is an experience which allows beneficiaries to have fun, become self-sufficient and make cerebral palsy visible throughout Mexico.
Camp APAC’s goal is to foster the independence and social inclusion of the organization’s beneficiaries with cerebral palsy, through participation in controlled recreational activities in a different context from their daily life. The project relies on the support of specialists and volunteers.
Volunteers are a fundamental piece of this project because they act as the caretakers of the beneficiaries. For the duration of the camp, each volunteer is assigned to a specific beneficiary to share this experience.
Camp APAC is an institutional tradition. This year, the camp in Cancun allowed 95% of its participants to travel by plane for the first time, and to enjoy a trip without any immediate family member.
Thanks to the commitment and generosity of all sponsors of Camp APAC 2019, our beneficiaries were able to visit Xcaret Park, Tulum Archaelogical Site, and enjoy the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.