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Buddies get big support in Moab

Dear Editor:

The Buddy Program Youth Camp, formerly known as Latino Youth Camp, had another successful five-day trip to Moab, Utah, with 29 teenagers from the Roaring Fork Valley, in early June.

Youth spent their days canyoneering, rockclimbing, rappelling, rafting and trying the “Superman” – hanging out over a cliff in a harness and ropes as if they were flying. Evenings back at the campsite were dedicated to processing the days’ activities and relating them to “real-life” situations.

It was an incredible experience that would not be possible without the support, guidance and safe practices of our six talented and extremely dedicated guide staff and our three exemplary counselors. The Buddy Program would like to acknowledge and thank valley residents Morgan Bell, Mark Falender, Brittany Fortier, Joe Fortier, Steven Fuller, Terry Leitch Jr., Terry Leitch Sr., Tim Shortell and Jackie Vosler for committing their time, effort, knowledge and encouraging words to create yet another extraordinary experiential opportunity for these youth.

Many thanks for the continued enthusiasm and dedication that makes this camp a success year after year!

Kaitlyn Archambault

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Experiential programs manager, The Buddy Program