Alita Coleman, 15, smiles as she plays in the water of Ray's Splash Planet during a field trip by Camp Trusted Parents last week. Coleman is attending the camp for special needs kids over the summer, thanks to a scholarship from the Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund. The kids spend their summer days at Queens University, taking nature walks, playing in the gym, and receiving therapy so they don't back slide over the summer. It's the camp's second year and was founded by a mother, Nikia Bye, who saw the need.
Alita Coleman, 15, smiles as she plays in the water of Ray's Splash Planet during a field trip by Camp Trusted Parents last week. Coleman is attending the camp for special needs kids over the summer, thanks to a scholarship from the Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund. The kids spend their summer days at Queens University, taking nature walks, playing in the gym, and receiving therapy so they don't back slide over the summer. It's the camp's second year and was founded by a mother, Nikia Bye, who saw the need. David T. Foster, III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Alita Coleman, 15, smiles as she plays in the water of Ray's Splash Planet during a field trip by Camp Trusted Parents last week. Coleman is attending the camp for special needs kids over the summer, thanks to a scholarship from the Charlotte Observer Summer Camp Fund. The kids spend their summer days at Queens University, taking nature walks, playing in the gym, and receiving therapy so they don't back slide over the summer. It's the camp's second year and was founded by a mother, Nikia Bye, who saw the need. David T. Foster, III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

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