Many adults with cognitive or intellectual disabilities strive to become as independent as possible. Scott Bennett’s, founder of My Home My Life, son Sam is no exception. Sam is a young adult diagnosed with moderate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
Scott founded My Home My Life to help people like Sam and their families prepare to live as independently as possible in the housing community of their choice. This year that includes a week at Camp Marbridge.
This year, Marbridge received an application from Jenna, a young woman with IDD, and her family to attend Camp Marbridge, but they had concerns about affording tuition for the week-long camp. After reviewing the application and speaking with the family, Marbridge felt that Jenna would benefit greatly from being at summer camp and recommended Jenna be considered for a camp scholarship through My Home My Life.
“I just want to say bless your heart and thank you My Home My Life,” said Jenna, age 27. “I cried when my mom told me I would be able to go Camp Marbridge this summer.”
Scott and his organization stepped forward and provided their first “CampShip” (or camp scholarship) to Jenna.
Marbridge anticipates a lasting partnership with the growing nonprofit and hopes other companies in the Greater Austin Area and beyond will follow their example and step forward to keep this momentum going.
Dates for 2020 Camp Marbridge will be released this fall. Make sure you act quick because spots will fill up quickly.