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SC camp accepting camper, staff applications


WEDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) - A camp for disabled South Carolina children, teenagers and young adults is now accepting applications.


Starting Saturday, people interested in attending or being a counselor at Camp Burnt Gin this summer can submit their information to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.


Camp Burnt Gin is a special facility near Wedgefield in Sumter County for campers who have a physical disability or chronic illness.


Officials say the camp is open to people ages 7 to 25 with conditions including hearing loss, epilepsy and sickle cell anemia.


Run by DHEC, Camp Burnt Gin has two nurses on-site and a doctor on call for specialized needs. Camp sessions are scheduled for June, July and August.

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