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Maple Lake Camp Opens Wheelchair Challenge Course

MAPLE LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minnesota organization is giving kids and adults with disabilities a chance to experience camp in a way they couldn’t before.

True Friends Camp Courage in Maple Lake celebrated the opening of their new challenge course on Sunday. It’s entirely wheelchair accessible and includes a giant swing, zip line and a ropes circuit.

The custom-designed course took about five months to build and has harnesses to keep campers safe.

“It gets me completely out of my comfort zone and I feel completely free and not so confined sometimes like I do on a daily basis,” Camper Amy Sharp said.

Camp Courage says the course helps campers realize what they’re capable of. True Friends is a non-profit organization that provides life-changing experiences to children and adults with disabilities.

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  1. S Strand says:

    Why would someone with cerebral palsy, and in a wheel chair that requires two people to manuever it, be put on an unstable bridge? I see disaster in that picture.

  2. Ronna Hoglund says:

    This is an excellent opportunity for those individuals who want to experience the adventure that dwells within them, and haven’t been given that opportunity. So thankful for Camp Courage and the opportunities they give to others to fulfill the dreams that they have. Keep up the great work!

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