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The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee is holding a Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp from June 29 - July 3rd in Nashville, TN
DSAMT is in need of volunteers for Tennessee's first Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp. Lose the Training Wheels is a five-day program for kids and adults with disabilities who want to learn to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle independently.
During Lose the Training Wheels, participants each attend an assigned 75-minute session Monday through Friday. During the sessions they will learn to ride on specialized equipment, assisted by camp staff and volunteer helpers.
LTTW needs volunteers to attend sessions throughout the day, offering physical and emotional support to participants as they learn to ride. Because the program works best when the campers are confident with their helpers, it is suggested that volunteers meet with the same participant during the assigned session each day, for the five-day camp.
Volunteer Spotters and Administrative Volunteers will sign up to attend one or more 75-minute sessions during the week of camp. Session times are listed below. Parents of camp participants are encouraged to volunteer!
Dates and Location
Monday - Friday, June 29 - July 3
Westminster Presbyterian Church is located just 3.5 miles west of Downtown Nashville at 3900 West End Avenue.
Spotters will run alongside the participant and provide physical and emotional support. Spotters should be physically fit and able to run with the participant as required, for the 75 minute session. Spotters must be at least 16 years of age.
Administrative Volunteers assist with check-in and check-out of participants and volunteers. They help keep the sessions running smoothly, bringing supplies and assistance when needed. Administrative Volunteers should be at least 14 years old, or should have parent supervision.
Volunteers should make a commitment to attend their assigned session(s). There will be a short Volunteer Training Session at 4pm on the Sunday afternoon prior to the start of camp. It is important for volunteers to arrive 15 minutes prior to their session for a pre-camp briefing each day.
10:00am – 11:15am
11:30 pm – 12:45 pm
1:45pm – 3:00pm
How do I sign up to help?
Contact Erin at DSAMT for a Volunteer Registration Form. If you know of a school group, civic organization or church group who may be willing to volunteer, please forward this email or contact DSAMT with the group's contact info. For registration forms or more information, contact DSAMT at email@example.com or call 615.386.9002.