Lurie Children’s Hospital patients knowledge summer stay inside a sanatorium – WGN

August 15, 2017 - summer camp

Arts and crafts, exploring, sounds like a summer camp. But for ill kids, it’s not an option. So one internal sanatorium came adult with a resolution — bringing a outdoor in and creation inpatients happy campers.

“I’ve mostly been examination movies. Most of a time we didn’t wish to travel around too most since it done me tired,” pronounced Manuela, a Lurie Children’s patient.

Not today. Manuela is during Bug Camp though she hasn’t left a sanatorium yet.

“Today we done a small butterfly, and I’m creation a dragonfly. I’m carrying a lot of fun right now,” pronounced Manuela.

“Part of a thought of summer stay was to move a small bit of inlet from a outward to a inside for a kids,” pronounced Pat Ebervein, Lurie Children’s propagandize services coordinator.

“I’ve found in my knowledge operative with kids, scholarship is only such a absolute hook. Just giving kids a bug or sea urchin, all of a remarkable they have a thousand questions,” pronounced Amanda Smith, museum teacher during Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

That’s a thought behind a new summer module during Lurie Chilren’s Hospital. For patients stranded inside, stay comes to them.

“Seeing this large arrange of centipede, we could say, like a worm, though it spanned a whole cage. It was unequivocally prolonged and cool,” Manuela.

“These are bugs that we could see outward in Chicago, though they don’t indispensably get to go outward and see them. So to be means to move a small internal ecology in and give them that tighten personal time, I’m unequivocally grateful for being means to do that,” pronounced Smith.

Educators from a Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum taught a campers about spiders, worms, praying mantis and even hulk cockroaches.

“What do we think? Can we see him? Those are unequivocally big! They are called Madagascar hissing cockroaches,” Smith explained to a kids.

But for 8-year-old Baruc, one quadruped in sold stood out.

“I gotta say, a one that cooking tender fruit,” pronounced Baruc.

It’s not a campers’ initial revisit from a few outward guests. Shedd Aquarium trainers brought penguins to stay progressing this summer.

“The kids are unequivocally enjoying it. A good distraction,” said Ebervein.

For patients too ill to attend stay in a hospital’s Child Life Center, volunteers move a activities right to their bedside.

This is a initial year a module has been offering and it’s been a large hit. Camp will expected lapse subsequent summer.

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