FIRST PHOTO: Camp Imua campers Abby Clayton (left) and Emilio Mark give Piiholo Stables horse Ben one last brush Thursday afternoon before he and his pals were loaded up for the ride home. Stable owner Jillian Vickers said Ben enjoys his week at Camp Maluhia for the event as much as the kids. "He loves coming here," she said. "This is his sixth year." In its 36th year, Camp Imua features a week of fun, entertainment, great food and fellowship for 50 campers with special needs, 150 high school-age caregivers and 30 other volunteer staff, including lifeguards, nurses and cooks.
SECOND PHOTO: One of the volunteer caregivers Mae Karalius, 13, (left in photo at right) helps camper Roan Reincke, 8, decorate a flowerpot for his mom and dad Thursday afternoon, the last day of the camp. Looking on is caregiver Adam Lundblad, 17.
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