Pi Kapps provide weekend of service at Texas camp for individuals with special needs

Pi Kapps provide weekend of service at Texas camp for individuals with special needsFive members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Northwestern State University spent their weekend building new amenities for Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) Camp in Center Point, Texas, near San Antonio.

Sean Austin, Michael Dailey, Kevin Nguyen, Jordan Wild, and Jacob Townsend made the seven-hour drive on February 19, 2016 to take part in the service project sponsored by The Ability Experience, which is Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy.

The NSU students and more than a dozen other Pi Kapps from chapters across Texas constructed various amenities, like an accessible deck and playground equipment. Each summer, the camp offers a series of six-day sessions for children and adults, aged 5 to 50 years, with a variety of special needs and their siblings.

Austin and Dailey spent much of the weekend training for their upcoming participation in the Journey of Hope, an annual cross-country cycling trek sponsored by The Ability Experience.

Pi Kapps provide weekend of service at Texas camp for individuals with special needs 2The work done at CAMP Camp will help enhance the lives of people with disabilities while also building bonds of brotherhood. This was the first national Ability Experience event for Nguyen, a freshman who joined the Beta Omicron Chapter in the Fall. “I had a great time. it opened my eyes to the true Pi Kapp experience.”

Ability Weekends are national service projects that provide funding and manpower to build and renovate structures for camps and facilities serving the disability community. Since 1989, The Ability Experience has been dedicated to serving the disability community through these weekends.

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