It's one of the few camps of its kind in the United States. Adventure Camp brings some special kids together, all of which are missing a limb.
Adventure Camp began more than 30 years ago in Charlottesville. It takes place at a facility in Middleburg, Virginia but kids from as far away as Washington State have made the trip to the Commonwealth. They fish, rock climb and play ball despite being amputees.
Though it costs about $400 per child but it's free for the kids. Ed Hicks is Treasurer of Adventure Camp and said the camp has been so successful over the years thanks to donations jars and contributions from businesses and from some in the community.
"Some people, like one of our amputees, he passed away and in doing so he asked that there'd be donations given to the camp in his honor or his memory and so we get donations that way too," Hicks said.
The kids range in age between six and 18 and sometimes they return to the camp as volunteers.
The four day camp kicks off August 2nd and there are anywhere between 18 to 24 campers.
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