- CrossPointe Church
- Central Baptist Church
With summer camp fast approaching, we wanted to post an update on our lake water status. Last fall, there were many news stories related to the Chemours plant and the discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River. This was of concern to all of us due to our close proximity to Chemours. Our returning camper families may remember receiving an email from us last November concerning the lake water test results from the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The email is posted below.
You may want to read the letter posted below from the NC Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHS) in response to our questions about whether our lake would still be safe for recreational use of the BLOB and waterslide that would submerge campers briefly during their five-day session with us.
Your child’s health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and for that reason, we have continued to monitor this situation for any new developments that could impact them while they are here. Camp Dixie’s drinking water is supplied by Bladen County Public Works and according to Kip McClary, Bladen County’s general services manager, the well that supplies our water at Camp Dixie was tested at 11 parts per trillion. That is less than 10 percent of the state’s provisional health goal of 140 parts per trillion for public drinking water safety.
The state tested the creek leading out of our dam a few months ago and found a GenX concentration 27% lower than the numbers found in the lake last October. The NCDEQ will test the lake again next fall. At this time, we have no further information to report to you concerning the GenX situation.
The bottom line continues to be: according to the state and county agencies conducting the tests, our water is safe to drink and we can safely enjoy our lake in the same ways we always have.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- November 2017 email to Camper parents
- For additional information concerning water safety in our lake, please read this letter from the DHHS. 11-6-17
- For additional information from ATSDR concerning exposure to
PFAS, see this resource.
Our waterfront has been restored! Thanks for your prayers and support through these months since Hurricane Matthew hit back in October. The photo was taken at our Open House on May 7 as we opened up the Blob and waterfront to over 500 guests.
Total cost ended up being approximately $220,000. To date, we've had $145,000 come in through the mail and through GoFundMe. If you'd like to help us decrease the long term debt from the costs of repair, you can donate to our Go Fund Me campaign.