We've always known of the great Special Olympics sports opportunities in the Twin Cities, but until this year we had too many other activities going on to participate. This year though #1 wanted to start playing tennis, and, as it turned out, Special Olympics was a great way for him to start (he won state in his division - gotta brag for him).
Despite his tennis participation we didn't know of the basketball, tennis, flat football and bowling summer camp that just passed:
June 12-15, 2013
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Training will be offered in the sports of basketball, bowling, flag football and tennis. The daily sports training will be complimented with afternoon and evening activities, which will include recreational sports (bocce, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, etc.), arts and crafts, bingo, a talent show, movie night, a dance, ALPs night, and many more fun activities.
$325 per camper; includes room and board, meals, facilities/training fees and camp T-shirt. (scholarships available)
We heard about this overnight camp from a MN Special Hockey Eagles teammate. The price must be heavily subsidized, and there are scholarships available.
The 2013 application isn't online any more, but I found a copy. In 2013 the application deadline was June 1.
Next year we're hoping to get several Eagles to attend.