Local Camp Provides Hope for Ill Children

7-15-06 – Seriously ill children from all over Oklahoma and parts of Texas, and Kansas are in Kingston to take part in a character-building camp at Lake Texoma.

Once a year, the more than 150 children, ages eight to 18, attend Camp Cavett and take part in a fishing tournament at Catfish Bay. Saturday, local guides volunteered their time to help the children cast their lines and catch fish.

Some of the campers suffer from cancer, and other terminal illnesses.

The program was founded in 1997 by the chaplain at OU Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. The first year, about 80 children participated. The program has grown over the years.

Lake Texoma Resort, Cross Pointe Methodist Church and the Kingston community provide the facilities fro the camp. The fish guides were organized by the Northern Oklahoma Bass Masters.

For more information about the camp call: (405)271-2271.