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Camp Brings People Back Each Year

July 16, 2010, 6:24 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

ABERDEEN, SD - It's camp season, which includes a unique one in Aberdeen.

Camp Dream Makers is for kids with disabilities and is held annually. But those involved find plenty of reasons to go back every year.

Just a few minutes with the kids and crew of Camp Dream Makers will show you why they enjoy it so much.

"Do I look like a car?" camp director Rose Kraft said as campers were spraying her during a car wash Friday.

It was a free car wash to thank the community for its support. Earlier in the day, the kids tried out another activity.

"I'm riding a horse," Jordan Elsperger said.

They do those activities every year, along with boating and bowling.

"I made my strike in bowling Monday," Jessica Rohrbach said.

And while the activities are routine, camp isn't because kids will always be kids.

"What is it called?" Jakob Padgett said, picking up a microphone transmitter hooked up to him during his interview.
ERICH SCHAFFHAUSER: It's a microphone.
JAKOB: Oh, why?

It's all the things the kids say and do that have made each of camp director Rose Kraft's 26 years there unique.

"In April, they come to me if they see me in town and they go, 'Do you have the stuff ready for camp?' and I go, 'Well, not yet,’ and they tell me to get on it," Kraft said.

Jessica Rohrbach invites Kraft to camp each year because it's Jessica's camp. That’s just one memorable example.

After Jakob picked up the microphone transmitter during his interview, he didn’t want to put it down.

SCHAFFHAUSER: Hey Jakob, can you put it back on the ground? You're not putting that back on the ground are you.
JAKOB: No.

It's all the fun the kids come back for every year. The draw for the adults is no different. There's never a dull moment and just five minutes there can show you why.

There was a camp in June as well. Between the two months, 56 kids attended.

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