Camp makes summer tradition possible for children with disabilities

Camp Red Cedar

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Children and adults with disabilities ranging in age from six to 21 are having fun at camp this week. Camp Red Cedar is a therapeutic equestrian facility for people with and without disabilities.

The free adventure camp offers typical summer activities like swimming and horse back riding. Around 30 campers are benefiting from this week’s session.

“We’re kind of diamond in a rough, you know, we’re very close to Fort Wayne and they’re able to come to a 57-acre facility that’s not very far from Fort Wayne” program manager at Camp Red Cedar, Shelly Detcher said. “We’re just outside of the city limits and we’re accessible so people that are able to come here are able to enjoy all the things that other camps somewhat would not have the ability to because we’re accessible in every area.”

This week’s camp offers all kinds of programs, including those for people with down syndrome, autism and diabetes. The camp off Hursh Road has 57 acres of woods, meadows and trails, along with a ten-acre lake. The camp runs every day this week from 8 to 3.

To learn more about the camp’s facilities click here. or just call (260)637-3608.

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