Blind, visually impaired go camping
TINA FIORENTINO/ Special to
|Rocco Florentino, 4, of
Voorhees touches a taxidermy lion at Camp Little Rock, in Medford, a camp
for blind and Visually impaired kids.
During the last week of August, 14 blind and visually impaired
South Jersey children, ages 7 to 12, enjoyed four days of
boating, swimming and horseback riding at YMCA Camp Ockanickon
The outing, which included a final night
sleepover with campfire singing, was sponsored by The Little
Rock Foundation, founded by Tina and Rocco J. Fiorentino for
their son, Rocco, one of the campers, who was born four months
premature and blind.
Camp activities also included hiking, a
low ropes course, and many camp crafts, all supervised by 20
The Foundation is made
up of parents who have children with blindness, visual
impairment and other disabilities. Parents interested should
contact the Little Rock Foundation for an application and
information packet: Little Rock Founda tion, P.O. Box 138,
Voorhees, NJ, 08043, or visit their Website at www.littlerockfoundation.org.
Volunteer Janice Panchella (left) aids camper Kevin Jackson, 7, of
Sewell during a dip in the lake at Camp Little Rock in Medford. Campers
(above) Joshua Tubbs, 10, of Mount Holly, front, and Kevon Johnson, 7,
of Pennsauken examine leaves as part of a nature hike at the camp.