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Rec center fire dampens summer camp plans

Posted June 11, 2008

— Dozens of parents in Alamance County were scrambling for summer camp options after a fire early Tuesday.

A blaze caused severe damage to the Pleasant Grove Recreational Center at 3598 N.C. Highway 49.

A firefighter who happened to be driving by spotted the fire, possibly saving the building, officials said.

Ray Williams, the center's manager, said they will look for other buildings in which to hold summer camp, but he could not guarantee they would find the space.

Summer camp programs were scheduled to start Monday at the Pleasant Grove center.


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  • Chin-up Jun 11, 2008

    Parents may want to check into martial arts school summer camps in the area. Kids really enjoy it, the whole day is not about martial arts. They usually take swimming trips, and other field trips. Just an option to consider.

  • Adelinthe Jun 11, 2008

    Praying others jump in here to help find accommodations for this.

    We never got to go to camp as kids, couldn't afford it. But one can see what a blessing it is to those who can.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • BIGCHEESECAMATO Jun 11, 2008

    Its no big deal... most people just use this thing for a "Free" daycare...and then complain that their kids were miss-treated. I wonder if they plan to install a new "Nanny-Cam"