“So, why do young people work at special needs camps? Partly out of choice, partly out of chance. Children with disabilities are, after all, children first, and they deserve the same chance to have a happy childhood as anyone. The counselors who help them at summer camps play a crucial role in helping them reclaim a childhood of which circumstances beyond their control have worked to steal. In so doing, these young persons enrich their own lives in ways it may take years to appreciate. They go home with a better understanding of what is important in life, and they learn how not to let circumstances beyond their control diminish its glory.”
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