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Camp Dixie has operated for 50 years with the purpose of providing our campers and guests with the very best week or weekend experience of their life. We love kids of “all ages” and exist to serve them.
Creating a healthy, safe environment for our campers and guests is of utmost importance to us. For that reason, we monitor anything that could impact them while they are here.
For several months now, we have been monitoring the information concerning the GenX discharge, a PFAS produced by Chemours at the nearby DuPont facility. Camp Dixie’s 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. Here is a link to the article where the water test results were posted.
Because many of our campers and guests enjoy recreational activities in the lake on our property, we sought further information as to the water quality of our lake. We requested that our lake water be tested by the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The test results for our lake came back this week at 620 parts per trillion. There is no established threshold for PFAS in lakes and swimming areas. Since minimal PFAS exposure occurs during swimming, it is safe for our guests to continue to enjoy recreational activities in and around our lake.
Our staff continues to serve guest groups each weekend and register campers for summer camp 2018. We remain committed to the health and safety of every camper or guest who sets foot on our property and to that end we will continue to monitor this situation in the coming months.
- For additional information concerning water safety in our lake, please read this article from the DHHS. 11-6-17
- For additional information from ATSDR concerning exposure to
PFAS, see this resource.
High school seniors and graduates, college students, grad students, and those who refuse to stop coming because they love camp so much, College Retreat registration is open! Join us December 29-31 for worship, games, service projects, Bible study, small groups, late nights, service projects, fellowship, and more! Click here to register and for more information!
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.