New Year, Same Fun for Camp Independence

JUNE 21, 2013
MossRehab's Camp Independence, a week-long, overnight, camping program for adults with disabilities, took place this week with some new twists.

Campers tried their hand at archery for the first time, and, thanks to a donation from the The Maple Shade 25 Club Board of Directors, fishing was added to the itinerary.

"For most, this is their vacation," says Chuck Mars, who oversees the experience of the male campers. "They look forward to it all year. Want to cram in as much as they can."

Mars led the fishing trip for eight of the campers on Thursday morning to nearby Center Point Pond, where a friendly competition to see who could catch more fish took place. The biggest catch? A large mouth bass. 

This year, 35 campers attended Camp Independence at the Variety Club Camp in Worcester, Pa. They have the opportunity to swim, do arts and crafts, participate in a talent show, play basketball, compete in a decathlon and, maybe most important, enjoy a week together with friends where they can be themselves. 

MossRehab has been operating Camp Independence for 42 years. Below are some pictures from this week at Camp Independence. 

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