Cape Gazette

Special Olympics camp serves 58 athletes at Camp Barnes

Aug 19, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook SODE athlete Torie Moore does her best William Tell shot at the archery activity under the watchful eye of counselor Allie Woodard.

Special Olympics Delaware celebrated its 14th annual summer camp August 9-11 at Camp Barnes in Frankford where 58 Special Olympics athletes enjoyed a three-day, two-night camp featuring sports training and traditional camp activities.

The camp offered recreational and sports activities such as archery, kayaking, boating, swimming, dancing, arts and crafts and other SODE sports.

More than 60 volunteer counselors staffed the camp, including 25 high school and college students from Project UNIFY and student athletes from the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Leadership Conference.

"The support of the local community and efforts of our countless volunteers help make the summer camp a highlight of the year for our athletes," said SODE Executive Director Ann Grunert.

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SODE athlete Beth Anne Fuhs, left, tosses the Frisbee during a game of Can Jam with her counselor/partner Marissa Robinson. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jesse Bird, left, gets some assistance with her life vest from counselor Kate Melvin. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Campers take a ride on Millers Creek in a pontoon boat from North Bay Marina. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Beth Ann Lints, left, throws the bag in a game of bean bag toss while opponent Leanna Evans looks on. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Siegy Tomczyk, right, poses with counselor Carly Schiavoni.
Athlete Jeremy Eglit shows off his lei made during arts and crafts. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Athlete Geoffrey Steggell proudly displays his flower pot made during arts and crafts activity. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE volunteer Kate Goorland, left, paddles athlete Tina Hollis on Millers Creek during the kayak activity. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Campers posing with Project UNIFY volunteers are standing (l-r) campers RJ Franco and Catherine Pringle and Project UNIFY's  Kylie Melvin. Kneeling, volunteers Kate Melvin, Alison Kahn, Hannah Griffiths and Stephen Ryan with camper Brian Perry. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Athlete Elerece Thomas, right, puts a move around a counselor and shoots a jumper. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Volunteer Winnie Spence, l, poses with camper Leanne Evans. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Aaron Pretlow is all smiles as he completes his camp bag during arts and crafts. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Camper Kim Jones helps to navigate through Millers Creek. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Erin Bailey shows off her dribbling skills. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
SODE athlete Asa Mebane grabs a rebound during free play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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