By Liz Collin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota summer camp for burn survivors is working through COVID-19 restrictions to again help kids heal.

Camp Red is typically held in Cross Lake this week every year. This summer, it’s gone online.

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In all, 53 campers received a box filled with supplies to participate in crafts and other activities this week.

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WCCO visited the camp two years ago, where kids who suffer from burns share their stories and meet other kids in similar situations. This year, a mock newscast gets campers ready for the day each morning.

Camp Red is a part of Firefighters for Healing.

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The nonprofit was started by a former Minneapolis firefighter, Jake Laferriere who was burned in a backdraft fire 10 years ago.

Liz Collin