Kansas Firefighters Museum hosting free day camp for kids
05/24/2013 6:37 PM
05/24/2013 6:38 PM
Kids in grades 6 through 9 can get a hands-on view of firefighting next weekend at a free, all-day camp, hosted by the Kansas Firefighters Museum.
Fire Camp 2013 runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 1 at Wichita South High School, 701 W. 33rd St. S. Participants will rotate among 10 activity stations – including ones for Hazmat, water rescue and repelling, a search maze and an old-fashioned bucket brigade – will be lead by firefighters from local departments.
Lunch, a T-shirt and a goodie bag will be provided.
The camp is limited to 100 children; about 40 spots were still open Friday afternoon, said Nancy Peters, a museum member.
Preregistration and a parent’s permission are required to participate. Sign up through May 30 at www.kansasfirefightersmuseum.com/main/fire-camp-2013/ or in person this Saturday only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kansas Firefighters Museum, 1300 S. Broadway.
The camp supported through sales of the Kansas Firefighters Calendar, an annual photo collection of the state’s firefighters produced by the all-volunteer staff of the Kansas Firefighters Museum.
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