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11 teenagers from Tulsa are learning to water ski in Grand Lake

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 13:23:24-04

This year's four-day OWL Camp, put together by NewView Oklahoma, is providing teenagers with new opportunities to test their own limits.

The Tulsa camp started on Sunday and runs until Thursday.

The teens are 14 to 19 years old, and have some form of visual impairment. Some of the participants are legally blind like 15-year-old Preston Finton.

"Every year I come, they make feel like a normal person, I fit in," said Finton.

He was born with cataracts and had them removed when he was two-years-old. He also has extreme light sensitivity.

"Most outside sports are challenging for me," said Finton, "I'm scared to do things because of my vision."

Finton tried out water skiing with professional instructors during the camp, and he was able to stand up on his own with some help.

"I can still achieve things people with sight can do," said Finton.

This camp is free. The next one starts July 18 and will have campers from Oklahoma City.