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Accessible Treehouse Opens at Rotary Camp

Jun 29, 2015

Credit Rochester Rotary

More than 2,500 local children and young adults with disabilities have a new place to explore at the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush.

The camp has unveiled its fully accessible wooden tree house - the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes region.

Rotary president Tracy Armstrong said it was designed to give kids with physical disabilities the same kind of childhood memories other kids have.

"From the point when the get on the ramp to the tree house and come out onto the other side, they're actually 22 feet above the ground," Armstrong said.

The treehouse was a community project, with parents and neighbors contributing time, skills and supplies. Some Rotary Sunshine Campers raised $6,000 for the project.