Camp Leo held on HHI for visually-impaired youth

Camp Leo held on HHI for visually- impaired youth

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - It's a special week for visually-impaired youth on Hilton Head Island.

The kids are part of Camp Leo, a one-week vacation for children from all over South Carolina, who have vision challenges. On Thursday night, Gregg Russell serenaded them under the Liberty Oak at Sea Pines.

The camp is made possible by the Lions Clubs of South Carolina, but the entire Hilton Head business community is involved, from kayaking with Outside Hilton Head, fishing at Hilton Head Plantation, meals donated by Hilton Head restaurants, and the big one - a place to sleep and shower at St. Andrew's By the Sea.

"Such as crabbing, swimming at the beach, going to the pool; we did yoga today, and tomorrow; sand box museum," said Tibbie Strock and Zimmie Washington. "It's run like a big family. Everybody loves everybody; everybody gets along."

This is the 40th year for Camp Leo, which originally got federal funds but now is supported solely by the Lions Clubs.

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