Camp Wack had a successful first day

A camp is offering children with disabilities the chance to have fun in the sun.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 7:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -  A camp is offering children with disabilities the chance to have fun in the sun.

Camp Wack celebrated the first day of its three-day camp. Fundraising Coordinating Director Christyn Connolly says kids can interact in the water by swimming and water skiing.

"One of our main principles that we like to meet is to provide modified athletics," stated Connolly. "Which provides various activities for people with all sorts of different disabilities,"

Connolly says they can host up to 25 campers per day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camp is twenty-five dollars per day and provides lunch. Camp Wack is located in Lafayette at Lake Harner and Milford, but attendees can come from all across America.

"We have some that come from Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan but the majority of our families and campers are local," said Connolly.

Connolly says ages five and older, with any type of disability, are welcome to attend.

"We have campers that have come all 13 years, a lot of the group homes and care organizations are familiar with us so they'll bring the entire group,"

A regular attendee, Allie Fox says this is one of her favorite times of the year.

"I love (Camp Wack) so much!" said Fox. "I've made friends while swimming,"

Connolly says there are many reasons why she enjoys helping out at Camp Wack but one sticks out more than the others.

"We have a friend who is unable to walk, communicate and one of my biggest things is being able to see something that changes their demeanor," said Connolly. "This person doesn't get excited about Christmas, or her birthday but she does get excited for camp every year,"

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