FREE CAMP FOR 9/11 KIDS


By BILL HOFFMANN


July 29, 2002 -- A top summer camp in the Berkshires will host a very special group of youngsters next month - the tragic orphans of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Twin Towers Fund has organized a one-week stay at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, Mass., for kids who lost one or both of their parents at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon or on the hijacked planes.

Also eligible for America's Camp are children of fallen police officers and firefighters who died in disasters not related to Ground Zero.

The program, from Aug. 18-25, is open to kids ages 7 to 13, and is being offered free of charge for up to 300 youngsters, said fund President Larry Levy.

The campers will depart by bus from Shea Stadium.

Once at the woodsy, 42-acre camp, which borders a 3-mile- long lake, the youngsters can indulge in dozens of activities, including baseball and sailing.

While the emphasis of the trip is fun and relaxation, the camp is also ready to assist campers with the healing process.

For more information, call the Twin Towers Fund at (212) 551-9991.


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