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Generous Donation Will Add Another Week to Bike Camp

Between now and the end of the year, Howard and Iris Rosen will generously donate up to $5,000 on a matching gift basis in support of Friendship Circle’s Bike Camp.

Why Bike Camp?

Noah and Hannah Tighe, the niece and nephew of Howard and Iris, participated in this program last year and learned how to ride a bike for the very first time, without training wheels in less than one week! The success of the program was astounding to Howard and Iris. However, due to the high demand for this camp, all of the children that wanted to participate were unable to. This is why it is their desire to underwrite a second week of camp in 2014 with your help.

More About Bike Camp

Friendship Circle has partnered with iCan Bike Program to teach children with special needs to ride a bike in just one week. They go from training wheels to two-wheelers before our eyes. For more information, please check out: iCan Bike 

How You Can Help

If you would like to contribute to this matching fund, please visit: www.friendshipcircle.org/rosen

Photos From Last Year’s Bike Camp

Friendship Circle Announces Programs For Summer 2013

Summer ProgramsRecently Friendship Circle announced it’s schedule for summer of 2013.  Every year Friendship Circle evaluates all of its programs and looks to add to and enhance the current slate of programs. For the summer of 2013 we have some exciting new announcements. Read below to learn more about summer programs.

Four Weeks Of Summer Camp

We are happy to announce that we will be offering four weeks of summer camp to campers of all abilities. New for 2013, Social Camp  will be open to individuals of all abilities!

Social Summer Camp is an innovative four week program that will combine learning critical social skills with a fun and engaging camp experience.

Camp will follow a traditional camp format of campers being divided into groups or bunks based on age. Camp will have high staff to camper ratios and will provide one-on-one volunteers on an as-needed basis.

Overnight Camp

New For 2013! Friendship Circle, The Bear Hug Foundation and St. Francis Camp on the Lake are teaming up to create an incredible overnight camp experience.

Friendship Circle will be traveling to Jerome, Michigan for a Five day, Four night stay at St. Francis Camp. St. Francis Camp is a beautiful state-of-the-art, handicap accessible 36-acre site. It includes 19 acres of waterfront, a sandy beach, rustic woods, developed nature trails, sports areas and two beautiful cedar lodges where campers and counselors are housed.

Lose The Training Wheels

Due to popular demand we will once again be offering the Lose The Training Wheels Bike Clinic!  Friendship Circle is partnering with I Can Shine (Formerly known as Lose The Training Wheels) to teach children with special needs how to ride a two wheel bicycle.

This program has been made possible thanks in part to a grant from the Autism Society – Oakland County Chapter

Miracle League

Friendship Circle and Miracle League will once again join together to give children with special needs the chance to be part of a real baseball league.

This program takes place on Miracle League’s state-of-the art field located in Southfield, Michigan. This custom designed field accommodates wheelchairs and prevents injuries to ensure fun and exciting games throughout the summer.

To learn more about each program and to register for summer programs visit www.friendshipcircle.org/summer.