‘Operation Shine Camp’ to return this summer

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 6:14 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - With COVID-19 shutting down all summer camps in 2020, it’s safe to say kids are eager to get back to summer fun.

For the Kids and Dreams Foundation’s Operation Shine Camp, get out your calendar. The camp is returning in 2021, but will be making concessions to COVID-protocols. For kids with autism, this camp is one of the true chances they have all year to feel normal. However, with health concerns still out there, the camp is taking on a new shape.

“It’s going to look a little different than it did in the past,” Kids and Dreams Foundation Director Aaron Bly said. “Usually we do weekend camps, but this year we’re going to do three one-day camps for Operation Shine Camp. They’re going to be on June 5th, June 12th and August 7th, so we’re excited about that.”

Although the camp may be getting reduced to a one-day format, Bly says they plan to pack in the same amount of fun.

“We’re going to do the same kind of things,” Bly said. “We’re packing a lot into one day with zipline, swimming, fishing and archery, horseback riding and rock climbing, some arts and crafts, so it’s going to be a lot packed into one day, but we’re excited to see the kids and have them come back out.”

For more information on how to register visit their website.

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