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)AY, AUGUST 26- MONDAY, AUGU! 2011 CAPE LIFE Cape J during Week at ByRon ~lacArthu:r ronm@ :om can attend wants. He ries his all. as a coun- ;Ifor as long as he it. Of all the Sto- i volunteers tells room verely one of region. back ident into mains: She anoth campe i sters Barnes Sometimes scars run the 'All their stories eart," Hutchison sai kids are mazes me how they a fir6 when Christo- yea s old, his bed- )sed on him. he was se- and left with brain He wag in recovery for Pennsylvania's [ -Chester Medmal Center, burn centers in the I . his pare hts never came camp coordi- camp board pres- HutchiSon, He went ,ster care where he re- 3 years later. tells other stories about .'n who Were purposely with hSt water as pun- Who set fires and t iabout a young A dozen youngsters the camp Aug. 15 t Barnes near B They took a trip in on the Eewes Fire boat and a rock.wall, riding. In its third year, D( Camp was born ;lation passed by the ' eneral Assembly, ate money is provide, )eration. Rep. Dan aford, and Sen. doused with qreate fluid and set on fire by ttp lunting, D+Bethany osponsored House Bi the camp. A It LLY LEADS FELLOW CAMPERS on public, officials and health and repr.e- s is charged with over- camp, Donations - most from fire de- partmen s, ladies auxiliaries and civic clul}s : provide funding and in-kind tonations to assist the camp. counselors are volun- teers who have a special c0ncem for burn yictims - most are nurs- es and fire fighters. There is no charge tq the campers, and trans- portatio to and from camp is pr.ovided. The camp is offered for a week 'e each year to burn victims aged 6 to 18 from an area that includes Delaware, Maryland's Eastern Shore arid lower Pennsylvania. is According to the Burned Chil- dren Re, than 250 each ye and fire leading children overy Foundation, more 300 children are burned r in the United States, and burns are the third cause of death for all under 19 years of age. a bike ride around the Camp Barnes grounds, According to a 2008 report is- sued by Delaware Health & So- teered cial Services, Division of Public camp, Health, fire and burn injuries giving] were the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among the state's children from on TV 1996 to 2005 and 1979 to 1998. fornia Among 5,to-9-year-olds, fire-re- be lated deaths were the leading day. "I cause of death. Fortunately, the Mur numbers are low, with 30fire-re- Hartly lated deaths from 1996 to 2005. The report notes that fire and if they burn hospitalizations are low in "We Delaware because most young physic fire victims are hospitalized at burn centers in other states. There were only 18 recordedvic- can- rims under the age of 19 from said. -2002 to 2005. Hutchison said she knows more young burn victims are out Burn there who could take advantage of the camp. The board, made up of 13 members, will continue to de spread the word about the camp. phone RON MACARTH 'HOTOS Murray, who volun- for three year, at the his own )ns for Murray was 20 years ago a he hit cable lines near Cali- He is to each said. ay, an EMTth the Fire want to keep t kids mobile and to feel around pep- want a tall order to accom- week, but ',amp volunteer know informatio t, go to treburncamp.c m or I Campers t l.r) Mason Ensor, Christopher James and Caleb Williams prepare for a fight as a warriors. i Ip counselor Vance Doughel ! rodeo course. It was the irst timeJames had r dden Caleb Wiliiams jumps in silhoueRe as he takes part inone of many activities during Delaware]Burn Camp. Mason Ensor looks! iles a rock-climbir