W.O.W. youth camp celebrates 60 years

Several dozen children from southwest Mississippi are in Hattiesburg this week, having some summer fun at a camp that turns 60 this year.  Kids from Fayette and Natchez are attending an annual Woodmen of the World camp.

The event is for the organization's junior members, called the Woodmen Rangers.  Today, they had some fun at Pep's Point Waterpark.

They've also participated in sports and character-building programs.

"Our mission is to set up communication between young people and adults, where they can build stronger family ties, a greater appreciation of God and our country and these are our future leaders, so we're looking forward to some great things as they grow older," said Donald Burch, Fraternal Coordinator for the organization.

Woodmen of the World is a fraternal benefit society that was organized in 1890.