Fall Family Retreat

Family Retreat

UPS for DownS holds a family retreat in the fall, which provides families an opportunity to gather around the campfire, go for a swim at the beach, canoe, fish, hike, and participate in many other activities as well as develop friendships among families in the atmosphere of the great outdoors.

This weekend trip to Camp Timber-Lee is located in East Troy Wisconsin and held in the month of September. We sleep in the comfort of lodges and enjoy 3 square meals a day, (the kind that mom does not have to cook). This affordable weekend away has activities for all ages.

For more information about Camp Timber-Lee look to the UPS for DownS newsletters or email info@upsfordowns.org.

To view Camp Timber-Lee go directly to their website at www.timber-lee.com.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.