SHREVEPORT, La. (KMSS) — First year and incoming medical students have been putting on a camp for 55 area children with physical and intellectual disabilities all week.
Camp Tiger is a five-day camp, organized and run by medical students. The camp serves children with between the ages of 5 and 12.
Activities for campers included trips to Sci-Port, Holiday Lanes, Gator & Friends and children even got the chance to visit the Robinson Film Center.
Medical students engaged in many months of advance planning, securing charter bus transportation for campers; food, event and location sponsors; and fund-raising to pay for all expenses.
Camp Tiger provides children from the Shreveport-Bossier City area with the opportunity to participate in activities that may not normally be available to them. At the same time, medical students have the opportunity to gain valuable health-care experience by working with children who have special needs.