COEUR D’ALENE – Camp No Limits kicked off its seventh year in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday.
The summer camp is a place for children of all ages who have lost limbs. Campers have a chance to interact with other kids dealing with the same challenges.
Keegan Moreau is back as a counselor this year, after attending as a camper seven years ago. She said the four-day session helped her gain confidence.
Parents are also invited to attend, and some say they grow just as much as their kids.
A toddler named Nicholas inspired the idea for Camp No Limits. Nicholas was missing three limbs, and his willingness to try anything asked of him was inspirational to his occupational therapist, who is now the camp’s Executive Director.
Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine hosted the first Camp No Limits with four families in 2004. Since then, the program has expanded to six other states, including Idaho. More expansion is planned for 2013.