Smoke Impacts Thousands Of Kids At Summer Camp

By: Stephanie Shoop
By: Stephanie Shoop

Health officials in Pamlico County are working to protect the thousands of kids at summer camps there.

Conditions in the county have improved, but experts say they expect the smoke to be an ongoing issue.

The Pamlico County Health Department is working with air quality experts to set up an alert system to warn the camps of smoke dangers.

Health officials say Camp Seafarer and Camp Sea Gull had 1300 boys and girls on site Wednesday. The campers were kept inside when the smoke worsened.

There are several other camps in Pamlico County, like Don Lee, Vandemere and Caroline. Many of these camps have nurses or medical personnel who are keeping close watch on the children, especially those who have breathing ailments.


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  • by Gayle Location: Eastern NC on Jun 26, 2008 at 02:54 PM
    These camps are a good experience for kids and if they are to do arts and crafts all day, they might as well stay at home. I trust that the staff are taking the necessary precautions to keep the children safe. These are not just rich kids, Sally. Some of us save all year long for our children to attend these camps because of the value it has to them physically, socially and spiritually. My husband is one of those firefighters and he is appreciative of all the support that eastern nc has provided. The communities in the east are doing everything they can to help.
  • by Cliff Saxon Location: Altoona, AL on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:53 AM
    Close the camps down until this fire situation is over. This is an emergency.
  • by Sally Location: Field on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    Those kids' parents have enough money and clout to bring in the help that appears to be lacking so far.
  • by Bob on Jun 12, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    Keep them inside, they can do arts and crafts.
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