Special Olympics athletes enjoy SODE Summer Camp

August 11, 2022

The Special Olympics Delaware summer camp made its 21st trip to Camp Barnes in Frankford Aug. 6-8, where more than 60 athletes, and 30 counselors and staff enjoyed the three-day, two-night fun and exhilarating experience.

Activities at the camp included basketball, arts and crafts, kayaking, canoeing, bocce ball, soccer, swimming, ice cream making, board games, dancing and more.

"Camp Barnes continues to be one of our athletes' favorite times of the year, based on the number of them who return summer after summer,” said Special Olympics Senior Director of Sports Kylie Frazer. “What's even more heartwarming is the number of counselors who, after three vigorous days volunteering their time to ensure the athletes have a great experience, tell us they can't wait to come back. But that's what this camp is all about: bringing people together and watching them interact with each other, creating friendships and memories that will last long after they depart."

The second session of the camp will be held Aug. 14-16.

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