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Local foundation provides place for those too old for MDA’s camp

A local nonprofit organization has sent adults afflicted with muscular dystrophy throughout the Central Valley to a five-day camp full of recreational opportunities.

The 2012 Justin Woods Foundation Muscular Dystrophy Camp at Tuloumne Trails in Groveland — about 90 miles northeast of Madera — included swimming, boating, nature and night walks, star gazing, arts and crafts, games, jousting, archery, a hay ride, smores in a camp fire and many more activities.

Volunteers from the small mountain community also put on shows, including an air show, for visitors.

The facility, located on 80 acres of wilderness near Yosemite National Park, was built to accommodate campers with special medical needs, said owner Jerry Baker...


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