CAPA Wellness Day
Each October, Camp Abilities PA @ WCU hosts its annual Wellness Day. Camp Abilities PA @ WCU Wellness Day is a day for athletes with visual impairments to play sports, relieve stress, work on their mental health, meet up with friends, and have fun! This day promotes the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and spiritual. Wellness day strives to excite and encourage athletes with blindness and visual impairments to reflect on these different areas of wellness other than just physical skills. The day is a combination of sports, discussions, and activities to help athletes deal with issues of making school transitions, being an athlete and student with a visual impairment, stress, bullying, lifetime physical activity, self-advocacy and self-efficacy, healthy friendships, leadership, empowerment through movement, and nutritious food choices. The ultimate goal of the day is to empower the athletes to take control of not only their physical health, but also their mental wellbeing, because being an athlete involves whole body health.