Photograph ©Andrew Stawicki, PhotoSensitive. Kids Who Can, PhotoSensitive in partnership with Easter Seals, 2012.
Crystal Phelan-Anderson, left, and Hailey Kowal, right, prepare to wrap Taigan Wubs in the sling before lifting her onto to the high ropes course. Both counsellors, who are pursuing teaching careers, says Woodeden is a different from the other camps they’ve worked at. They love how campers accomplish things they normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to do. Before Woodeden, the young women, who are both pursuing teaching careers, had worked previously at camps for able-bodied children. “It is a very different experience. It feels great to help campers accomplish things that they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to do,” they say. “Trying something like the high ropes requires a lot of courage. Not only are heights a factor, but these campers are conquering stereotypes they have faced time and time again.”