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June 1, 2004

Lowndes County - Twelve-year-old Becky West looks forward to this week all year. She's enjoying horseback riding, music, arts and crafts, and more fun activities. "I like the people here who are nice and help us," said Becky.

Thirty-five kids from all over South Georgia are joining Becky this week at Camp Arrow. "It's phenomenal how much we grow each year," said Becky Christo, Camp Nurse.

But this camp is different that most. Each child here has some sort of handicap that prevents them from attending the average summer camp. "A lot of these kids won't even get the opportunity to go swimming this summer or take part in outdoor activities so this gives them a chance to get out of the house and enjoy their summers," said Christo. "My favorite part is riding the horses," said Timothy Morton, Camper.

And the kids aren't the only ones who look forward to camp. "We get paid to be here, but the big reward is helping out the kids and seeing how much this week means to them," said Jordy Gill, Camp Counselor.

Later this week, the kids will visit a farm and take a trip to McDonalds, but what they're looking forward to most is a trip to see one of their favorite movies, Shrek 2.

posted at 3:45 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com