Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local camp keeps kids in the classroom to boost their learning skills through the summer.
Camp Ahwaga is a six week program for special needs children to extend their education.
The program offers math, art, physical therapy, speech and swimming classes to each student.
Kopernik Observatory visited the kids this morning to give them an exploration of space with telescopes.
The Camp has been active at the Owego Apalachin School District for nearly 30 years.
Half of the non-profit's budget comes from local community group donations and grants. A recent 10-thousand dollar shortage in funding has kept organizers busy looking for support in the community.
"We know other agencies are struggling as well," says camp director, Amy Bartlow. "So we kind of took it upon ourselves and for the first time in 30 years we've gone out and have done our own fund-raising."
The camp needs more help in raising funds for next year.
A chicken barbecue dinner will be held at the Owego Fire Station on North Ave., Sunday August 7th beginning at noon. Dinners will cost 8 dollars each.