Kids With Disabilities Have Summer Fun At Tulsa Camp

Monday, June 6th 2016, 7:45 pm
By: News On 6

It’s gonna be sunny this week, which means it’s a great time to go to camp. Right now there’s a special camp out at Camp Loughridge for some special kids.

Hope's Crossing Camp is a week-long day camp for kids with physical or cognitive challenges.

"Oh my gosh, the week is exhausting but is so much fun," Susan Pierce said.

The camp started in 2012 because they believe every kid should be able to go to camp and have fun.

It’s 15-year-old Brockton's third summer at the camp. He spent Monday fishing. He didn’t have much luck, but just like a true fisherman, he said there’s always tomorrow.

"All you can do is try," he said.

On the other hand, and not far away, Emily caught her very first fish out of the lake with the help of her counselor, Erika, and our own Dick Faurot.

Each camper gets a personal counselor for the week and they share the experience - including celebrating that first catch.

This is the fifth summer for Hopes Crossing Camp. It's usually held the first full week of June.

If you'd like to plan for next summer, you can find more information here.