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Camp Spinal H2O
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
The Institut Guttmann organised this camp for the second year in a row, together with the Sunnaas Foundation of Norway. This was sure to be an unforgettable experience for the participants, all of them young people from Nordic countries, Baltic countries and Catalonia, and all with a spinal cord injury. They shared several days of sports, learning and sharing experiences.
Activities took place in Barcelona, Badalona and Torredembarra from 29 August to 4 September. They mainly took place in the maritime environment, taking advantage of the Mediterranean climate, and including different water activities such as paddle surf, wakeboarding, jet ski, diving, swimming, sailing and kayak. The watersports activities were complemented with other sports activities such as flaskball and blokart, as well as educational training activities in wheelchair handling and cultural visits to the city of Barcelona.
This initiative was possible thanks to the special collaboration of organisations like the Catalan Federation of Sports for People with Disabilities, Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona, Marina Badalona, Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta and HSA Spain, as well as expert instructors and elite Paralympic athletes who work at the Institut Guttmann or have been patients there.