0

Camp for Ventilation Assisted Children: "Pool Day" (In Pictures)

Here's the fourth in a series of posts that look back on the remarkable week that was at VACC Camp, a free week-long overnight camp for ventilation assisted children hosted each spring by Miami Children's Hospital (now Nicklaus Children's Hospital).

"Pool Day" at VACC Camp takes place at the A.D. Barnes Park in Miami and for many of these ventilator dependent children, it's one of the few times a year (or only time) that they're able to get into a pool. It's a special day and the many smiles on the faces of these campers tells the full story. I was ready with my Panasonic Lumix GH2 and DiCAPac waterproof case.

Enjoy the pics - at the very end, there's a video I shot on "Pool Day" back in 2012...

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

Miami

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

VACC Camp

Miami

Kidney Transplant

VACC Camp Founder, Dr. Moises Simpser (above and below water)

Dr. Moises Simpser

Dr. Moises Simpser

Here's my daughter (second from right) and her fellow volunteers, submerged. My daughter completed her second stint as a full-time volunteer at the camp this year. And yeah, I'm pretty damn proud about that...

flickr

Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

Check out the previous posts in the series > Photographs from Day One, the camp's visit to Nikki Beach Miami and a video I produced from their visit to Shake-A-Leg Miami.

Kidney Transplant

For more information on this amazing camp, feel free to like the camp's facebook page, become a volunteer (you won't regret it) or support the camp (you won't regret that either).

Kidney Transplant

Like us on Facebook and you'll make us really happy; we're not sure why, though, but studies have shown that people who like our facebook page are 37% cooler than people who don't...

Kidney Transplant

Click to share thisClick to share this