Flu-Like Symptoms Cause NC Camp To Close For Week

A camp for children and teens in Bladen County has closed for next week after campers and staffers became sick with flu-like conditions.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that about 60 campers and staffers at Camp Dixie became sick Friday, causing the camp to cancel this week's session. The camp's Web site doesn't say how many people became sick.

The Web site does say that one staff member was positively diagnosed with Influenza B, which it said is a different strain than H1N1, also called swine flu.

The director of ministry at the camp says many of the 233 children and 60-plus staffers became sick with symptoms that included fever, congestion, sore throat and vomiting.

This week's six-day session for teens had been scheduled to start Sunday.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2009 at 04:32 AM
    Many kids like to go to just get away from their parents for a week, that is a real vacation for them.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jun 28, 2009 at 08:50 PM
    "Hello mother, hello father, here's to you from Camp Granada. Do you remember Leonard Skinner, he caught ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner." This was a little song I remember people sang to their kids 40 years ago, and this just made me remember it.
  • by MIKE Location: HAMILTON on Jun 28, 2009 at 06:37 PM
    Not a good year to send your kid to camp.This could be a case of a parent sending a child off to let somebody else have to worry about looking out for them while they are out having a grand ole time

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