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Summer sports camp for blind and visually impaired kids

Posted at 10:22 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 07:18:59-04

 A fantastic experience at Boys Town for campers who love sports. All of the attendees at Camp Abilities Nebraska are visually impaired, blind, or deaf.

Photojournalist Matt Swift went there Wednesday night and captured some of the action.  

"We are at Boys Town home campus for Camp Abilities Nebraska, which is a week long sports and leadership development camp for youth that are blind and visually impaired. We believe in the capabilities of the blind and we want to give young people the opportunity to learn that they're capable."

"I think it's awesome. I've been playing on my phone at home and this is a good change cause I like doing outside stuff."

"It's exciting because you do a lot of different activities. like, you do archery, swimming, golf, you do a lot."

"Well, I'm doing a rope contest"

"Some of our kids have never had an opportunity to do these activities and the chance to find out that they're capable of a ropes course or the kinds of things that most kids take as typical."

"You get to meet a lot of people and....have some fun."