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Abbey Rogers Civitan camp celebrates 55 years of camp fun

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The Abbey Rogers Civitan camp is back in full swing for the summer. This week's camp is for the youth group of special needs kids. 

The camp has been providing a full week of fun summer activities for  55 years.

"Abbie began the camp with 18 people in the woods, and I don't know that she had any idea that it would grow to this. We are honored to carry on the tradition," said Terri Daniels, longtime camp director."Donations are up, which had increased the capacity for more campers"  

The camp will repeat next week as well for the adult campers. 

There is a waiting list for campers and counselors. This week there are 300 campers, and next week's camp is projected to be just as large. 

Fishing, swimming and boating are among the many daytime activities that the campers can enjoy. 

The "foam pit" is a new activity, and has been a big hit among both campers and counselors. 

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