SOMERSET – Organizers said they expect a record number of campers this year at Camp Happiness, a one-week day camp experience for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, opening today at Camp Kenan on Lower Lake Road on the Lake Ontario shore.
Attendance in past years has topped 100 per day, but organizers said last week they expect a 20 percent incease.
Lockport Elks Lodge 41, which has been promoting the camp since it began in 2008, reached out to involve Elks lodges in Niagara Falls and the Tonawandas to recruit more campers, as well as more funds and volunteers.
Particpating children come from all over Niagara County and neighboring communities. Activities include archery, swimming, boating, rock-wall climbing, horticulture classes and instruction in handbell ringing from a Lutheran Church bell choir.