MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say.READ MORE: 'It’s Just Heartbreaking': Prayer And Grief Highlight Vigil For Eli Hart
Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.READ MORE: Home Team: The Storied Career Of 82-Year-Old Umpire Bill Peterson
The Monday to Wednesday trip ended on a bad note after dozens fell ill on Tuesday night. A second group from North Trail Elementary arrived on Wednesday and went home a day early as a precaution seeing a total of 47 children are now sick.MORE NEWS: Man Cited After Being Caught Sunbathing Atop Elementary School Roof
Camp Pepin is taking an extra day to thoroughly clean the campsite and Hauger said the camp itself had nothing to do with students getting sick.