Rock Springs Hosts Camp Corral

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) - It's been a special week for kids and staff at Rock Springs 4-H Center.

For years Camp Corral has partnered with camps across the country, providing an exciting experience for kids whose lives have been affected by a veteran's disability, and this year the camp made its way back to Junction City.

The program is sponsored by the Golden Corral restaurants working with Rock Springs 4-H Center to serve the children of military service members.

"You know, we have the opportunity here in Kansas to be privileged to serve several military installations in really a close nit community, and they have supported us over the years," said Co-Director Mike Spohn. "They support our nation, and this is a great opportunity for us to support them back."

The week long program includes traditional summer camp activities such as campfires with s'mores, to recreational activities such as archery, swimming, and horseback riding.

"Well you get to meet a lot of new people and there’s a ton of activities that you get to do," said Gabby Kelly of Overland Park. "Normally you don’t get to do this much stuff at your normal house and you get to have a lot more fun here."

The camp will conclude over the next few days as kids meet with military personnel for a 50 flag retirement ceremony and fireworks display.