School’s out and many children are headed to summer camp. The children from our area are no different; they're just going to a different camp.
Four of the local children will join more than 100 others attending Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida. The children are headed to the American Cancer Society’s “Reaching Out to Cancer Kids” Summer Camp.
Keairra Rickardson is going to camp and said, "’Cause it's fun and we get to go swimming and we get to shoot bows and arrows, and we get to have food fights."
Nevin Edson, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, said, "It's an opportunity for them to just be children and interact with other kids and not worry about people poking and prodding, so it's a big deal, it's a real big deal."
Volunteers say most of the children's cancer is in remission. This year marks the 30th anniversary for the first camp created for children with cancer in the United States.