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JUNCTION CITY, Kansas – It is off to the great outdoors for dozens of children taking part in Heather’s Camp.
The camp provides experiences for children who are visually impaired.
The project is named in memory of Heather Muller, a victim of the Carr brothers’ murders back in 2000.
Muller was dedicated to children with special needs, and the camp, now in its thirteenth year opens the door for those who otherwise may not be able to experience outdoor activities such as canoeing, archery and beep ball.
“A lot of the kids that come, they don’t get to go to school with other kids that have visual impairments. This is where they can find peers. This is where they can find kids that have the same issues and are going through the same type of things that they are,” said Krista Rapp, Heather’s Camp.
More than 80 children left this morning on a four-day trip to Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City.
Camp leaders say the children gain a new level of independence by taking part.