Family claims summer camp deemed 6-year-old “ineligible” because of disability
SHEPHERD, Mich. (WNEM)- A family in Michigan is furious after they say their child was not allowed to go back to summer camp because of a medical disorder.
Aiden Carter, 6, was enrolled at the West Midland Family Center but his family was told he was no longer welcome there.
His mother, Kori Carter, says Aiden was diagnosed with a rare bowel disorder that requires special attention.
She says she warned the camp about the disorder before being told he couldn’t come back.
Authorities say the camp receives federal funding, so it’s illegal to turn kids away because of a disability.
Camp officials say they don’t feel as if they did anything wrong, saying they take necessary steps in order to ensure the safety of all children.
Aiden’s mother says she has filed a complaint against the camp, saying she doesn’t want any other child to go through what Aiden has in the past.