Molly Yungmann can see the difference summer camp makes to kids with disabilities.

“Sometimes they come into summer camp in July very timid, kind of unsure. But as they talk to new people, meet the staff, you see them become more confident with themselves and with who they’re interacting with.

“It makes you feel so overjoyed because you see these kids progress and develop into the strong individuals that you know they can be.”

Yungmann is the program coordinator for the Humboldt and District Community Services Summer Program for Children and Youth with Disabilities. It runs through July and August.

It provides summer camp experiences to kids who may not succeed in a standard camp setting, and gives a break to the families that care for them, she said.

“We design our program to suit the children and their families, so everyone can have an awesome experience and a good summer.”

She got involved last summer as a way to bolster her education studies and enjoyed seeing the campers smiling and learning skills they can take to school and life.

The camp is holding a fundraising barbecue Thursday afternoon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Civic Park in Humboldt. The camp is funded entirely through donations and government grants.

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