On Sept. 12, the COORE program in Bellmore-Merrick participated in the Surfers Healing camp at Lido Beach.
Surfers Healing is a nonprofit organization that allows students with disabilities the opportunity to catch some waves. The surfing instructors travel from all over the world to be able to provide students a unique experience at the beach.
While at the beach, the students suited up with life vests, received some words of encouragement and were taken away on a surfboard to brave the waves without the help of their teacher or supporting staff.
“It was an amazing experience that we hope will continue here at Bellmore-Merrick for years to come,” said Assistant Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Emily Paluseo.