Youths from across Steuben County took part in AIM's Youth Social Skills Summer Day Camp in late July.
Youths ages 14 to 21 with developmental disabilities participated in activities that taught them social and communications skills. They learned how to use the public transportation system and were given tips on personal and Internet safety. They also learned about meal planning and healthy activities.
The group toured Bluebird Trail Farms in the hills outside Corning, and visited one of the area's biggest tourist attractions, the Corning Museum of Glass.
The final day of the camp was a picnic with water balloon games, kickball, a scavenger hunt and other fun activities.
The program promotes individuality, gives positive reinforcement and improves self-esteem.
AIM will host another day camp in late August in Elmira. The camp is already full, but the camps will be offered again next summer in Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties.
The camps are part of AIM's Youth Social Skills Development Program, funded by a Family Support Services grant from the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. For more information, call Wendy Watkins at 962-8225, ext. 223.