National Wheelchair Sports Camp shows there are ‘no limits’
(ABC 6 News) – Back for its 36th year, Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch hosted the National Wheelchair Sports Camp. The largest wheelchair sports camp in the nation.
From ziplining to horseback riding, people at the National Sports Wheelchair Camp get to try it all and show, that you really can do anything.
Maci Mauch was born with a spinal condition leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. She’s back for her second year of camp.
"I enjoy it so much. I’m glad people come up with these things for kids that have disabilities and all that kind of stuff," said Mauch. "If you think you can’t do it, try it at first and keep trying until you can do it."
Former Paralympian Scott Hollonbeck traveled the world winning Paralympic medals. He still makes time for the 20-hour drive from Atlanta every summer for this camp.
"There are opportunities [more] than there used to be 30 years ago when I was younger," said Hollonbeck. "It’s great, if I go to a state park, even if you go to a ranch, maybe you’re going to get to do two things. Here, you get to do all the things."
This year’s camp has more than 60 people between the ages of 10 and 70 years old.