Joyful summer days, good friends along the way
Order of Malta’s 31st annual international summer camp for young disabled
Harskamp, Holland, 16 August 2014
Harskamp, Holland: the 31st international summer camp for disabled young opens
Harskamp, Holland: international summer campers – out and about!500 have turned up at the specially adapted camp in Harskamp, Holland – 200 young disabled and their 300 helpers and volunteers from 23 countries, to meet their good friends, make more, have fun. And to forget for one wonderful week the difficulties of everyday life. Grand Master Matthew Festing was on hand to meet and greet these engaging young with encouragement for their commitment to help each other – the able as much as the disabled.
Order Prelate, Archbishop Acerbi, celebrating the opening Mass, spoke of the humanitarian tragedies of this age – in Ukraine and Iraq, in Syria and Gaza, and reminded his eager young congregation of the Order’s continuing mission: always to help those in great need.