CCA Host Kids from Salvation Army and Safe Shelter's Camp Rock

By Dave Devore
Courtesy of Coastal Conservation Association Skidaway Chapter (CCA)

Thursday morning, July 29, was hot, hot, hot, and the bites were a little light! However, that didn’t discourage the 43 young summer campers from Salvation Army and Safe Shelter's Camp ROCK and the 15 CCA “Fishing Buddy” volunteers from having a great time. 

Most of the kids caught at least one fish. For many other kids it was their first fish ever. Participants also landed several turtles that always seem to show up for a free meal. Highlights included several campers kissing their fish for good luck (yech!) before releasing their catch, and a five-year-old squealing in terror, while waiting to have a small fish removed from her hook.

After an hour-and-a-half of fishing, the campers migrated to the Oakridge Fire Station, where Lieutenant Brad Neverson demonstrated his fire truck while raising and lowering its 100’ ladder. The young anglers always enjoy talking to the fire and rescue personnel at Oakridge after a hard day of fishing.



In the photo at left, Lt Brad Neverson with Chatham Emergency Services poses with the young campers. He spent about a 1/2 hour talking to the kids about what it takes to become a career firefighter and EMS Responder.

In the photo at right, Malcolm Stopps handles an angry bait snatching turtle to the amazement of eight young anglers.


Lt Brad Neverson from our Chatham County Fire Department spent about a 1/2 hour talking to the young campers from Salvation Army & Safe Shelter about what it takes to become a career firefighter & EMS responder…

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