Thursday, July 15, 2010

Camp Overcomes Fiscal Hurdles

OWEGO, N.Y. -- The green Frisbee sailed through the air, passing from hand to hand on the Owego-Apalachin Middle School lawn.
"Camp Ahwaga!" a group of players cheered before diving back into the game.
The six-week camp for disabled children in Tioga County began July 7 and runs until Aug. 13. It's free for the children, who range in age from 4 to 19. Their disabilities range from cerebral palsy to autism to ADHD.
However, the annual camp -- which dates back to 1981 -- had to overcome a pair of financial hurdles: the ongoing recession and the state budget crisis.

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