SC’s Camp Kemo wraps up weeklong session

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A special camp for South Carolina children battling cancer is wrapping up a week of activities.

Camp Kemo finishes up a weeklong session on Saturday at Camp Kinard near Batesburg-Leesville.

The camp is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year and is hosted by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

Organizers say the camp designed for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings offers woodworking, swimming, arts and crafts and fair rides. Monetary and in-kind donations allow more than 100 kids a year to attend Camp Kemo free of charge.

This year’s theme has been “Hollywood — Lights, Campers, Action!” Activities include swimming, a limousine ride, red carpet dance and an outdoor movie.

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