Camp Oo-U-La organizers want to make sure their campers have “fun with a purpose.”
The 23rd annual camp for burn-injured children was held last week at Winder’s Camp Twin Lakes.
Campers get to plan out their own week, customizing their activities based on their interests. Some of the activities of the week included fishing, swimming, obstacle courses, biking, archery and cooking. The camp also hosts a talent show and a dance.
But no matter the activity, Georgia Firefighters Burn Association director of children services McKenzy Bailey, says campers are challenged to work as a team. By providing a safe, supportive camp environment, the camp aims at providing children with a time of physical and emotional recovery among other burn-injured children facing similar challenges. Bailey hopes campers will be able to use the tools and collaboration skills acquired at the camp when they leave camp at the end of the week.
More than 60 volunteers gathered from around the state this year. Firefighters, medical professionals, burn victims and former campers were among those offering their time.
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