Sports and Language Camp Helps Kids To Grow

Posted on June 28, 2023

Sports Language Camp
UNC Greensboro holds its second annual Sports and Language Camp, in partnership with the Down Syndrome Network of Greensboro

Emily Hamuka, a clinical educator in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at UNC Greensboro, was once asked what she would do if she could design any summer camp. From that question – the Sports and Language Camp was formed.

The 10-day camp in June is a partnership with the Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro and provides sports activities along with language, communication, and literacy skills for children ages 3 to 8 with Down syndrome. The camp started in 2022 with six campers and has now grown to eight.

“I love working with this population and I love early language and literacy skills for this age group,” Hamuka says. “Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, this was really the first-time these kids could experience a camp with other kids that were like them.”

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