Challenge campers ready to go fish

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— What could be more fun than spending an entire day fishing, having a barbecue and visiting with good friends? Not much, according to members of the Steamboat Challengers camp.
Wednesday morning the group of mentally and physically disabled people will participate in their favorite event of the year, fishing camp.
Sponsored by Buggywhips, the event is one of the biggest of the summer, according to director Angela Lujan.
"I'm very excited about catching fish," camper Kelly Chambers said. "I'm going to catch three very big ones."
The campers are heading out to the Trout Ranch, near Milner, and will spend the day fishing, boating and barbecuing.
Buggywhips is providing the campers with different kinds of fishing poles and boats so that campers who use wheelchairs can enjoy the lake.
Two full-time Buggywhips employees and two Steamboat Fishing Company employees are donating their time to guide the campers in catching the biggest fish they can.
"It's very nice of them (Buggywhips) to do it for us; it's good to help people," Chambers said.
The group of 17- to 50-year-olds meets every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday under the direction of Lujan and Susie Holloran. The Challenger Camp mainly focuses on outdoor activities, and the fishing trip is one of its highlights.
"It's kind of the big event of the year," Lujan said. "They help each other out a lot".
Lujan, 20, loves working with the campers
"They're great," Lujan said. "They make you think of all the small things."

To reach Joleen Fuller call 871-4229 or e-mail jfuller@amigo.net

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