Kansas Firefighters Museum hosting free day camp for kids

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 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.