Campers escape dorm fire unharmed

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Leaders here at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp say losing a dorm to a fire is quite a hurdle, especially during one of the busiest times of the year. But they're adjusting.

"There will be no camps cancelled on account of the dorm," said Rita Robinson, with the Pulaski County Baptist Association.

Robinson's group has used the camp for decades.

"It's just off by itself. And it's a great time for fellowship with God. When you get away from video games, television, and all that, it's just a quiet time with God. It's just a great time," said Robinson.

So when they heard what happened to the girls dorm, which holds more than 70 campers, they wasted no time making arrangements for their time at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp next week.

"Last night, even as the fire was going, I was calling them and we were working it out for them to make sure that they had, that their kids didn't miss camp," said camp manager Patrick Callahan.

"We've got beds for everybody, everybody will have a bed, air conditioned dorms, we just had to do some switching around. Maybe some boys will go in another place, girls in another place, but it's gonna work," Robinson said.

The group in the dorm at the time, did have their time cut short. But all the girls and counselors inside at the time Tuesday night, made it out safely.

As soon as insurance representatives visit in the next few day, Callahan says the rebuilding will begin.

A cause for the fire has yet to be determined.J

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