Surf camp held next week for the hearing and visually impaired kids

Surf camp held next week for the hearing and visually impaired kids

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - A surf camp for the visually and hearing impaired will be held in Wrightsville beach next week.

Jack Viorel, Director of IndoJax Surf School, is holding two sessions for the special surfers. The first is scheduled at Wrightsville Beach July 13-17. The second session will pick up July 27-30.

"Surfing is our vehicle, it is not our goal," Viorel said in a news release, referring to the process of building self-esteem and confidence in children while shedding limiting beliefs. "I love making a difference in a child's life. I love helping a child to be successful, and I really love helping the underdog."

In recognition of a three-year grant from the Keller Foundation, Viorel named July as Helen Keller Foundation month.

"Thanks to their support, and the support of many other individuals and organizations, we will help a record number of children in 2015," Viorel said.

The Blockade Runner Beach Resort facility is provided at no cost for the movie screening by the Baggett family, long-time supporters of charitable surf camps at Wrightsville Beach on Thursday July 16.

Click here if you want to register your child for the hearing and visually impaired surf camp.

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