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Spring Clean-Up at Camp CaPella 


Every summer Camp CaPella in Dedham provides recreation for people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Today participants and staff from Downeast Horizons, which provides services to many of the same people, came together for a spring clean-up at the camp.

Tasks included painting, raking, and assembling a wheelchair accessible dock.

Staffers say the participants are happy to give back to a place where they can enjoy summer activities that many of us take for granted.

“A lot of people think they’re just using things and getting the assistance, but they’re out here giving back just as much as they’re getting, if not more sometimes,” said Cassie Bellefler, Administrator of Children’s Services at Downeast Horizons.

Camp CaPella offers campers the opportunity to enjoy activities like swimming and boating, as well as overnight camp experiences throughout the summer.