Bala firefighters pitch in for Camp BUCKO

Firefighters in Bala tonight presented a cheque to Camp BUCKO for $1,000 along with over $250 in Canadian Tire money and gift cards.

The members of the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department Station 3 (Bala Station) raised the money during several community events, including car washes and boot drive they held and while collecting during community festivals. Camp BuckoDistrict Chief Dave Goltz handed over the cheque tonight to Robert Nagle, a Camp BUCKO volunteer, former camp counselor, and a member of Central York Fire Services.

About Camp BUCKO

Camp BUCKO (BUCKO stands for Burn Camp for Kids in Ontario) is a camp for persons 7-17 years of age who have suffered burn injuries. Suffering from burn injuries can be life altering. While at the camp, these young people meet other young people dealing with these injuries, and the camp allows them to understand that they are not alone. The attendees form life long bonds with one and another.

Over 70 children attend the week long camp in August in Toronto and there is no fee to go to the Camp BUCKO.

For more details on the camp, visit their website at:

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