Special needs students are "stars" at Roanoke Children's Theatre camp

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ROANOKE (WSLS) - The Roanoke Children's Theatre has opened its stage for a summer camp that's making a difference.

Dozens of students with special needs are partnered with buddies for the second annual Kaleidoscope Camp.

It's a full theatre camp offered for free for students with special needs.

After three days of learning songs and scenes campers started putting the show together.

"I just thought it was an amazing idea, because we take kids who usually don't get that much attention, who don't have the spotlight on them and we give them a chance to be like a star for a day, they get to perform, be themselves and have a lot of fun," explained Rachel Shores, Camp Buddy.

Campers perform for their families at the end of the week, on Saturday.

Organizers say hopefully next year they can add another week of Kaleidoscope Camp.


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