Families create Camp Sassafras

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Camp can be one of the most memorable moments of summer for a kid.

Through the pandemic, two Danville families found a way to make sure theirs did not miss out on the experience. They call it Camp Sassafras. They named it after a tree they found during one of their scavenger hunts.

Each week they try to help the kids learn a new skill, but letting them safely socialize again is an added perk.

“They’ve missed out for about five months on that social aspect from school,” says one of the moms Stephanie Dale. “We just thought getting them together with a little bit of social time and eating picnic lunches, and just teach them some things maybe they haven’t known about yet.”

The camp will keep going until school starts back up, but they hope next year they can go back to actual summer camp with all the friends they’re used to seeing.

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