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Camp CaPella Spring Cleanup held May 2

Posted May 08, 2013, at 12:28 p.m.
Program participant Carolyn Schuler helps with the
cleaning inside the lodge at Camp CaPella.
Program participant Carolyn Schuler helps with the cleaning inside the lodge at Camp CaPella.
Program participants Christian Cooper and Sam Fickett
rake leaves.
Program participants Christian Cooper and Sam Fickett rake leaves.
 Program participant Michael Daigle and staff member April
Colby take a moment for a smile.
Program participant Michael Daigle and staff member April Colby take a moment for a smile.

DEDHAM, Maine — Thursday, May 2, was the beginning of Spring Clean-Up at Camp CaPella, which was made possible with help from more than 70 program participants and staff from Downeast Horizons.

On Phillips Lake, Camp CaPella provides a handicapped-accessible lakefront camp experience for children and adults who have physical and developmental disabilities. Downeast Horizons provides community-based services for adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families in Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis and Waldo counties.

“These activities enable our program participants to volunteer and give back to others with disabilities who will enjoy Camp CaPella,” notes Tony Zambrano, executive director of Downeast Horizons, in a press release. “Then in August, we come back to enjoy camp for a week.”

“All of these volunteers did a lot of work and really helped us to start getting ready for opening Camp CaPella this season,” added Dana Mosher, executive director at the camp. “Here is where we can all learn from each other, and we do appreciate the work that these volunteers have done for all of us.”

Docks were installed in the water, the shorefront and yard were raked clear, plus volunteers helped clean up the lodge, the kitchen, the bathhouse, the newly renovated bunkhouse and the new Wild Adventures cabin. The volunteers appeared to enjoy their work, followed by a picnic lunch, and a good time was had by all.

 

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