Stepping Stones Summer Camp Visits Zip Line in WVU Research Fore - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Stepping Stones Summer Camp Visits Zip Line in WVU Research Forest

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    West Virginia University Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New Expansion

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:00:32 GMT
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
    Monday marked the new beginning for the West Virginia University Children's Hospital. The hospital is expanding its walls to meet the growing needs of the community.
  • Marion County Residents Gather To Meet The Candidates

    Marion County Residents Gather To Meet The Candidates

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:45:34 GMT
    Meet The Candidate ForumMeet The Candidate Forum
    Marion County residents were able to meet the candidates Monday night and get to hear from Fairmont City Council.
    Marion County residents were able to meet the candidates Monday night and get to hear from Fairmont City Council.
  • WVU Students Honor Slain Journalists With Vigil

    WVU Students Honor Slain Journalists With Vigil

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:40:26 GMT
    The militant group ISIS has beheaded four Western hostages, two from the United States and two from Britain. Monday night, WVU's Muslim Association held a vigil for one of the murdered American journalist.
    The militant group ISIS has beheaded four Western hostages, two from the United States and two from Britain. Monday night, WVU's Muslim Association held a vigil for one of the murdered American journalist.

Stepping Stones is a non profit organization that helps people with disabilities become independent through recreational activities. There are 69,220 disabled individuals over the age of 5 within the service area that Stepping Stones provides help for. Its main focus is to help these individuals focus on their abilities, not their disabilities.

Its annual summer camp that runs from Thursday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 14, includes outings like a trip to the new zip line in the WVU Research Forest near Coopers Rock.

The campers enjoy a day of high flying fun but that's not the only thing they take away from the course.

"It teaches them team work, communications skills because they have to depend on other people. They have to tell them when they want to come down and if they want to continue. And also it teaches them kind of independence, because they're relying on themselves to do this stuff," said Jenny Whitener, of Stepping Stones.

Stepping Stones not only hosts summer camps. They have a state of the art facility that offers year-round programs such as: soccer, basketball, wheelchair basketball, summer/day camp, golf, computer classes, therapeutic riding, social activities, and a fully accessible swimming pool.

Stepping Stones will raffle off a car, donated by Joe Romeo's, in September. Around 1,000 tickets are sold for the event. Each tickets costs $35 and all of the proceeds go to hosting more activities for the people being helped by Stepping Stones.