Once again, campers from across the state will converge at Ft. Yargo for a week of fun and exciting activities at Camp Oo-U-La.
Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services will be participating in several events with the campers. “Last year was the return of this camp to our county and it was an incredible event,” said Barrow County Emergency Services public information officer Lt. Scott Dakin. “For me, spending the day with this great group of children was incredible and really was more fun than one person should be allowed to enjoy in a day. The children that participate are awesome and to see them just being a kid again makes it even more incredible.”
Camp Oo-U-La is Georgia’s only camp exclusively for burn injured children. The camp is hosted by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF) and has partnered again with Camp Twin Lakes to hold this year’s camp at the Will-a-Way facility, located inside Fort Yargo State Park.
The camp will be held from June 6 through June 12. The camp is free to any Georgia resident between the ages of 7-17 who has sustained a burn injury that required treatment or hospitalization in a Burn Center. Children who are not residents of Georgia but have been treated or hospitalized in one of the Burn Centers in Georgia are also eligible to attend.
The camp will include the annual Wednesday morning parade of limousines through the City of Winder.
“This is an incredible event that GFBF does for the children that have suffered burn injuries and it has a huge impact on their lives,” Dakin said. “This event is just one of the programs that this past weekend’s ‘Give Burns The Boot’ fundraiser goes toward supporting.”
The GFBF thanked Kroger Stores for their generous financial donation to the 2010 camp program. For more information about the GFBF please visit the website at www.gfbf.org or call (404) 320-6223.