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Monday, June 06, 2011

Edmonton author Alison Neuman inspires a day camp for children with and without disabilities

Every now and then I come across a person who truly inspires me, and Alison Neuman is one such person. ~Cheryl

Alison Neuman, author of Ice Rose, a young adult spy novel, is proud to be organizing Camp Mission Access. Inspired by her love of the world of secret agents and the concept of having a day camp for children with and without a disability, Alison will host a camp that has received interest for additional locations in Canada and the United States even before it debuts this August. 

On August 4 & 5 and 8 & 9, 2011, at The Glenrose Hospital School in Edmonton, Alberta, Camp Mission Access will use a secret agent theme to inspire children. Each secret agent-in-training will complete four missions through writing, inclusive activities, games, and dance.

Despite her own disability, Alison has achieved regular life milestones, but when she was a child she dreamed of being able to go to a day camp with children of any and every ability. Her dream of writing and publishing a book was achieved when her novel Ice Rose was released in September 2010. Elissa, the main character, also has a disability but rather than dwell on it, uses it to be stronger and grow. Elissa mirrors Alison in that they both love dance and wanted to be professional dancers but were unable to due to the limitations of their health realities.

In March 2010, Alison was able to reconnect with her dance dreams when she began iDANCE Edmonton Community Dance Classes. She is thrilled to have iDANCE Edmonton presenting the ‘Stealth Moves’ dance workshops each day of the camp. Along with dance, each secret-agent-in-training will also explore their imagination as they create their own secret agent profile, polish their skills as they navigate an obstacle course created for every ability, learn and try memory techniques, and then test their skills trying to crack a code and open a myserious attaché. The secret-agent-in-training who opens the attaché gets to take home the revealed goodies.

Ice Rose - A teenager's world is turned upside down when an explosion steals her dad and her identity. Entering an exclusive academy that immerses her in the world of secret agents, she must overcome her fears and disabilities to discover the truth about her dad's mission, his software, and the mystery man stalking her before she ends up like her father―lost.

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