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"It's really fun," Kyle said.

It's all part of a special program called the Behind the Boat Water Ski Camp. Now in its sixth year, it combines Adaptive Adventures and Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS).

Matt Feeney with Adaptive Adventure says the resulting program shows that a person may have a disability, but that doesn't mean they have limits.

"Maybe a year or two ago they think this isn't even possible, and we get them out," Feeney said.

They get those with disabilities onto the summer sun-soaked water to ski, wakeboard and show off.

"There are some hot dogs. I like watching the kids the best. They seem like they have no fear," Craig Kennedy with STARS said.

Along the way, they are churning out plenty of smiles, which is the overall goal of the camp.

"It's about fun, getting wet, having this experience, sharing the experience with someone who faces a similar challenge," Feeney said.

Kyle and the others love soaring off the waves. It gives them the chance to shine, much like the shimmering water they're having a blast on.

"If you don't have fun, it's not worth doing," Kyle said.

You can learn more about the camp and other programs at www.steamboatstars.com and www.adaptiveadventures.org.

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