Project Leaders: Theresa and Robert Nix
Neighborhood: All/Lookout Mountain
Camp Wakawalu was dreamed up by a collection of parents, teachers, physical therapists, pastors, and community members to provide the opportunity for a playful weekend for families in the Chattanooga area who have children with Downs Syndrome. Camp Wakawalu will give more than 200 families in our city the chance to play, relax, and form a support system with other families like theirs. Not only will the children who have Downs Syndrome enjoy each other and their counselors, but moms and dads will benefit from spending time with other parents who "get it," and siblings will meet friends across the city who face the same things in their daily lives.