Holiday convert performed by adults of Camp Venture
December 20, 2013 by Mark
On Friday December 13th, a special holiday concert was held at the Sparkhill location of Camp Venture which is located in Nanuet and is a non-profit organization that provides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities. No doubt the organization used a variety of printing services to let the public know the concert was taking place.
The concert was made possible by Debbie Surace, a music teacher, who works with the adults at the Rockland Music Conservatory in Pearl River once a week. The abilities of these adults range from completely non-verbal to relatively high-functioning and it has been found that music can help them in their social skills and interactions with the people around them.
According to the Executive Director of the Rockand Conservatory of Music in Pearl River, Marigene Kettler, the innate creativity of the students can be awakened with music therapy which can also help the students to overcome sensory-motor, physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral difficulties. Using the natural therapeutic properties of music, individuals with special needs can be empowered to reach their potential in development.
During Friday afternoon’s concert, there was singing and performances using a variety of instruments of “Jingle Bells”, “Felice Navidad”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
In addition to providing care of a family-like nature to children and adults with developmental disabilities, Camp Venture is an advocate for the liberties, rights and opportunities of people in society in general with developmental disabilities and supports their right to be valued in the community.