Blind, visually impaired go camping

TINA FIORENTINO/ Special to the Courier-Post

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 in Medford.
    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 counselors.
    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

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.


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