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Camp Cartwheel Pre-Reflection Casey Walker 1. In your own words, discuss what you think Camp Cartwheel is. 

Camp Cartwheel is a wonderful experience in which many individuals volunteer their time and resources to come together for the common goal of providing children with life-threatening illnesses and their siblings an opportunity to escape their diseases, disabilities, and worries to enjoy life and engage in the most important occupation of play. This is an opportunity for the children of a family to bond together by sharing a fun experience away from their parents and the seriousness and heaviness of the daily experiences of hospital stays and doctor visits. This is an experience with the framework of providing a fun and fulfilling day within the safe construct of doctors and medical professionals at hand. It also provides the availability for children to engage in activities that are not always available to the children. For instance, many children do not have the resources to go kayaking but Camp Cartwheel allows the children to do this safely.

2. What you hope to gain from the Camp Cartwheel experience 

I hope to gain more experience working with children with and without disabilities to engage in play. I am looking forward to learning ways to engage children of all ages, diagnoses, and interests in activities that they find to be meaningful and fun. Moreover, I am looking forward to working with groups of children, as this is something I have very little experience


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in. I hope to gain a day of fun and laughter in which the miracle of children is fully celebrated and enjoyed. In addition, I hope to gain some information about how organizations and foundations come together to great events like this one. I want to engage in activities that are similar to this one throughout life and I am very interested in creating events with goals as pure and inspiring as this one. Any information on how these events come together would be wonderful and beneficial to gain this from experience. 3. How you see yourself fitting into the camp 

I see myself fitting into the camp, although nervous from a lack of confidence in working with children. I am very motivated, engaged, and enthusiastic about this event and see myself opening up as the day progresses. I see myself being a good advocate for the more shy children and helping them to get engaged in the activities.


Camp Cartwheel Pre-Reflection  

Camp Cartwheel Pre-Reflection

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