Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Camp WACK rocks!!!!

We have been hearing about Camp WACK since we brought Ian home and couldn't imagine that he would  actually be able to "water ski" but he did it!  Yesterday was his day to attend and he thoroughly enjoyed it.  This program is amazing!!!  Check it out at  There were many volunteers who give of their time, talents, boats, gas, food, etc, etc to make memories for some special kids!  Tom and I were overwhelmed that so many people would donate and sacrifice so much for Ian and the other children.  I don't think we can imagine the freedom that these kids feel as they zip along the water independently.  Ian wasn't quite sure at first, but as soon as he was put into the water, he was ready to go!  (I think he's part fish.)  Not only do they provide the kids with as many rides as they can get in, but they had a fantastic lunch and many awesome on-shore activities for the siblings.  Besides the water skiing, there were fire trucks and an ambulance for them to look into and even get in.  And, to top it off, the lake is right beside a train track, too, so it's a little boy's heaven.  After 5 hours and 3 long skiing rides, we told the boys we had to leave and none of them were ready, but especially, Ian!
Camp WACK Volunteers and Donors:  THANK YOU!  You may never know what this day means to so many kids! 

 Ready to ski!
 As they lowered him into the water from the dock
Prince Charming waiting for his boat (he REALLY loved being surrounded by so many young ladies!)

And, off he goes!

 2 jet skis follow closely, ready to grab him in case he would tip over (which Ian would probably love!)
Happy boy at the end of his first ride!
I should also mention that these folks that do Camp WACK for 3 days in a row so they can serve as many kids as possible.  That's a lot of volunteers, boats, gas, vacation days, food, etc, etc.!


  1. Awww...that looks like a ton of fun! That picture with all the girls surrounding Ian cracks me up! :-)

  2. WOW!!!! What a great day for Ian---he is one VERY brave young man---and you're right he must be part fish!!! It was great they had fun things for brothers too!!!Love you all. mm/dd

  3. That is so cool! What a great program.

  4. What FUN!!! Thanks for the pictures! ~Lindsay

  5. I recognize that shirt!!!!! :)


  6. This is incredible!! What an amazing opportunity for Ian. Love love love the smiles :)

  7. How wonderful! This is so great! I love seeing pics of Ian enjoying himself like this! Did you get a video so you can play it back for him during boring, humdrum days? Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. I wish I could have been there to see him, the pictures are great! You are so wonderful for giving him all the opportunities to do things that some kids will never experience!
    Vicki Morris