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Camp Birchrock leaders take extra steps to keep kids safe

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RHINELANDER (WAOW) -- After a former camp executive director heads to court for allegedly taping girls in the shower room, camp leaders said they're doing everything they can to keep kids safe.

Camp Birchrock Director & President Dusti Webber said the kids' safety is the most important thing and that's why they've taken extra steps to make sure things like that don't happen again.

Kids at Camp Birchrock spent the afternoon honing their fishing skills with the help of their counselors. After spending the past few summers there, former executive director Jeremy Fadoul is no longer around.

"People have asked where he was and we just said he's no longer with us and they were okay with that," said Webber.

Webber said they've started a few new procedures to keep parents informed of what their kids do throughout the day, like sending home a daily report. The kids said the adults working there now are helpful and nice.

Campers hardly have time to worry about problems from previous years now that they're busy with more important activities. Their days are full of adventures, from hiking and canoeing to building sand castles and playing in the water.

"It's weird when we fish, there is no fish in the swimming area," said 8-year-old camper Sienna Webber, "but when we swim there's millions."

For now, the campers and their leaders look forward. They said they can't change what happened, but they refuse to let it ruin the fun they're having now.

"Obviously my staffers and I are not going to allow that to overcome and close camp down," said Webber. "There's too many people that don't ever want to see that happening."

Day camp sessions run through the end of the summer, with overnight sessions starting in a few weeks.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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