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Camp Bluebird celebrating 25th year

A service at Bluebird Chapel began Camp Bluebird at Johnson State Park Friday morning. A service at Bluebird Chapel began Camp Bluebird at Johnson State Park Friday morning.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Forrest County camp which gives both cancer patients and cancer survivors a chance to have some fun and relaxation is celebrating its 25th year.

Camp Bluebird at Paul B. Johnson State Park got underway Friday morning with a brief service at Bluebird chapel.

More than 50 campers will take part in various recreational activities and social events for the next 2 1/2 days.

"They have crafts, they have singing events," said Joe Marcello, camp director. "We have a bonfire Saturday night, we're going to have a live band Saturday night, they're going to have a cake walk. It's just an enjoyable time," he said.  

"It gives me time to get away from home for awhile and I think it's a good idea for campers to come down here to see all this," said Sandra Sims, a camper from Laurel.  

"We just spread our love and I look forward each year to come back and see the survivors," said Michael McCullum, a camp counselor. "And that's support within itself and I'm looking forward to some of the survivors, to see them again next year," he said.

Camp Bluebird was the first of its kind in Mississippi. 

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