U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosting Space Camp for visually impaired students

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HUNTSVILLE, AL – Kids from around the world are at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center this week. While their backgrounds may be different, they’re bonded together by one thing: visual impairment.

Chaperone Anna Green says the experience at the camp is invaluable.

“The opportunity for these kids to come here every year and do this and see they’re not alone and see there are others facing the same things as them, it’s imperative,” said Green.

The lessons and friendships formed keep camper Tyler Greene coming back year after year.  This is his eighth year, in fact.

“It helps to build confidence, build social skills,” said Greene.

A leap of faith took on a whole new meaning Wednesday when the campers took on a 32-foot pamper pole. Climbing a 32-foot pole is scary enough for anybody, but climbing that height and not being able to perfectly see every step requires campers to rely on other senses.

“I do rely on sense of feel and… gut feelings,” said Greene.

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