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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Residence Halls. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19333.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Residence Halls. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19333

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Transcript Socialization Skills. "It's not until you get within hugging distance that you know what Camp Cougar is all about" — camp official Gilbert Enriquez Camp Cougar is an overnight camp — for retarded children, teenagers and adults — which has been held in the residence halls every summer for the past 14 years. ■■■■■■ The camp offers an opportunity for the mentally retarded to have fun while learning im- portant social skills. It also provides a much- # * # needed rest for the parents of the ^—^n campers, whose children require special care. The camp is funded by the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Association, the Pasadena Pilots Club and the university. The campers range in age from 7 to 50, most between the ages of 7 and 16, said Bobby Brownstein, Assistant Director of Residence Life. "The goal of the camp is for them to have a great time," said Enriquez. "Having a camp fire, a dance, or a pool party are really new experiences for some of the kids," said Brownstein. "Any experience they have that they can get with other children and adults is helpful with them," he said. The socialization that the camp provides is one of the best benefits, Enriquez said. The campers have a lot of fun while learning important skills. One parent, Marissa Cas- tillon, said of her daughter, "She loves to socialize. This is a fantastic opportunity that also gives her a feeling of independence. She looks forward to it all year." Castil- lon's daughter, Martha, is 21. "Having a camp fire, a dance, or a pool party are really new experiences for some of the kids 99 David Hernandez's son enjoys the camp so much that the first thing he says after they leave is, "Dad, make sure to sign me up for next year." Some students may learn more swimming or arts and crafts, while others learn more social skills, said Brownstein. The camp also gives them some independence. "For some of the kids it's their first time away from home," he said. "Lots of children need this as their first camp," said Jo Ann Power, mother of a camper. Since they are rarely away from home, some of the kick never develop basic skills, because their parents try to do everything for them. "Camp Cougar helps them get ready for the real world. They learn daily living skills such as making their bed and brushing their teeth. We treat them just like normal kids," Enriquez said. Camp Cougar also "gives parents a break," Enriquez said. "There are not many places that will keep retarded children." mmmm "There are only a handful of camps and Camp Cougar is the best," he said. "We were given a 98 out of a possible 100 by the American Credit Association on an ^^^— evaluation of our budget, activities, safety, training for counselors and goals and objectives," he said. And, "Camp Cougar is the only one sponsored by a university." Camp Cougar is run mostly by volunteers, with a few paid staff members. Enriquez says volunteers are always needed. High school volunteers serve as counselors and college-age volunteers serve as programmers and team captains. Many high school students from Strake Jesuit and St. Agnes volunteer as camp counselors. Students from these two schools are required to serve 100 hours of community service in order to graduate. Counseling at Camp Cougar meets this requirement. (continued) 1988 was the first year that Camp Cougar had the support of a poster child to promote NOVA. Photo by Hugh Tom. 276 University of Houston Taub — 4th Front: Bobby Downing, Chester Juday, Paul Clemons, Paul Garcia. Second: David Issa, Renate Jones, Sandeep Patel, Brett Roark. Third: Bob Kobosky, Kelly Kemp, Kathy Millane, Debbie Sinclair, Cullen Pendleton. Back: Mark Rottler, Rick Grau, Brian Pufahl, Robert Williams. Residence Halls 277