At Extra Special People’s inaugural Adventure Camp this summer, children with disabilities could do things they had never done before.

“Camping is definitely not easy for a lot of our families, so giving them the opportunity to go camping, to go fishing, to do archery, to ride a horse… that was the main goal,” said Sarah Farriba, an ESP AmeriCorps member, who led Adventure Camp. 

ESP Adventure Camp served around 150 campers at Camp Hoorayin Jefferson. And it took about 120 ESP summer staff members to give those kids a summer they would never forget. 

“I want them to thrive in life, and I want them to have everything that everybody else does,” said Farriba. “Being able to lead this camp this summer really was a dream.”

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