Campers needed for Pilot TBI camp

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

There are still spaces open for the fourth annual Alabama District-Pilot International TBI Camp.

The camp is open to adults 18 and over who have suffered from traumatic brain injury.

“We have three or four spots open,” said Kay Chandler of the organization.

The camp will be held April 7-9 at Camp ASCCA.

Chairman Mollie Riley said the camp is life-changing for both campers and Pilots.

“It’s also very enjoyable,” she said. “The campers love it.”

Campers have the opportunity to do arts and crafts, boat rides, camping, dancing, fishing, hiking, zip line and more.

“Everyone loves the zip line,” Riley said. “We fish and play putt-putt golf.”

Riley said there’s also a talent show.

“They love bingo,” she said.

This year’s theme is Mardi Gras.

“We’ll make masks,” she said. “They will wear them to the dance Saturday night.”

Riley said that caregivers must attend the camp with the campers and that medical staff is on site.

Chandler said that Pilot Club International awarded a $5,000 matching grant to help with the camp.

“We have space for 25 campers and caregivers total,” Riley said.

Local Pilots and Anchors will also participate in the event.

For more information or to request an application contact Riley at 334-850-5951.