SALEM, Ore. -- More than two dozen kids gathered in Salem this week for Camp Abilities, a special camp for kids who are visually impaired.
It’s the first time the camp has been held on the West Coast.
The kids spent the week on campus at Willamette University taking part in all kinds of sports. Everything from tandem bike riding to track and field and paddle boarding.
Billy Henry from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes says Camp Abilities is about building confidence, self-esteem and helping people pursue their dreams.
Fourteen-year-old Govany Bautista, of Gresham, was one of the campers. He had a great time and has just one wish.
“I want people to know me as a regular person I may have some eye problems but I’m still a regular person like you and me,” he said.