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Kids return to Camp Superior

 

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SIXTH GRADE students from the Bessemer and Wakefield-Marenisco school districts assist volunteer Dave Geldon with hotdogs during the annual Camp Superior at Little Girl's Point on Lake Superior Thursday. Cooking are Mason Saubert, Abby Ahonen, Olivia Jackson, Geldon and Nolan Hannu.

LITTLE GIRL'S POINT — For more than 30 years, area students have attended Camp Superior at the Extension Camp at Little Girl’s Point on Lake Superior.

That tradition continued this week with more than 100 kids attending.

Despite cold temperatures, volunteer coordinator Jackie Rowe said it didn’t stop the kids from enjoying their time.

“It was muddy and cold, but the kids had fun,” Rowe said. “I didn’t hear one complaint about the weather.”

Sixth grade students from Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield-Marenisco and Our Lady of Peace attended and participated in games and cook-outs. Students fund-raise throughout the year to attend the event.

According to Rowe, a big factor in the success of the program is the volunteers.

“I don’t think people realize that this program couldn’t happen without volunteers,” Rowe said. “We have had volunteers that have worked here for over 20 years, and they are wonderful. Volunteers are extremely important, and every year we're looking for more.”

For more information on the event, volunteering or donating, call Rowe at 906-932-1531, ext. 208.