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Sleep away and day camps start at Camp High Hopes

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Camp High Hopes welcomed campers back to its summer camp programs this week.

It has been a busy first week back for the campers, and counselors, at the Sioux City camp for people of all ages with disabilities. The pandemic prevented summer camp last year.

To prepare for this summer, campers, counselors, and staff have been planning for months.

Even though the extreme heat kept the campers inside Thursday, everyone had fun and is excited about the upcoming camp activities.

"We meet everyone where their abilities are at, we transform some of our activities so that everyone can succeed and participate and have a good time and be that kid at heart like we all are anyways," said Derek Bergman, camp director at Camp High Hopes

After this week, Camp High Hopes has eight more weeks of summer sleep away camp and day camp programs for kids, teens, and adults with special needs

And an easy, tasty way to support the camp is coming up this weekend as RibFest is back this year

"Yeah, Ribfest is coming up. It's back and is going to be bigger and better than ever. It's in person this year, which is very exciting. One of the big things about this year is we have 25 teams competing which is huge, and we also have some surprises along the way." said Sarah Morgan, advancement director at Camp High Hopes.

Its $10 to get in and $10 for a punch card to taste some of Siouxland's best barbecue.

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