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Camp 911 draws large crowd again in 2012

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HANCOCK – About 80 kids participated in Camp 911, which was hosted July 31 and Aug. 1 at Mercy EMS, near the Houghton County Memorial Airport.

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The two-day camp is hosted by Portage Health, Mercy EMS and Aspirus Keweenaw and is meant to teach Houghton and Keweenaw county 10- to 12-year-olds basic emergency response information.

“You don't have to be built like Popeye and be (an adult)," Camp Coordinator Ann Clancy-Klemme told The Daily Mining Gazette. "You can be 11 and save a life."

That was the theme as kids went through dozens of different activities focused on learning the basics of being the first one on the scene.

“If there was an emergency this camp taught me a lot about how to deal with it and be not that scared,” Hancock camper Blake Williams told TV6 News.

While those three organizations sponsored the event, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of organizations such as the Bootjack Fire & Rescue, Calumet Township Fire & Rescue, Dial Help, Houghton Police Department, Houghton County Sheriff's Department, Houghton County Memorial Airport, Hurontown Fire & Rescue, Michigan State Police, Reserve Officer Training Corps and Upper Peninsula Power Co.

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