Nationwide camp for developmentally disabled children comes to Spokane

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 17 at 8:12 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- This week a nationwide camp for developmentally disabled children came to Spokane for the first time.

The camp, iCan Shine, builds children’s confidence while teaching them to ride a bike.

Since Monday, the kids have spent hours on a bike. They have been learning how to ride on their own and how to interact with others.

First, the kids were learning to ride with special rolling pins to help them find their balance. By the end of the week, they have upgraded to two wheels with help from volunteers.

The iCan Shine Camp said that 80% of children get on two wheels in just one week.

Moms and dads are happy to see kids with special need get this kind of attention.

Organizers said they hope to have this camp again in Spokane next year.

If you want to help bring the camp back next year contact icanshine.spokane@comcast.net.

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