FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Fort Riley has been selected for a second year to host a camp focused on water safety.
One hundred children are expected to participate in this year’s ZAC Camp, which was named in honor of 6-year-old Zachary Archer Cohn, who drowned as a result of being entrapped by the suction of a swimming pool drain.
The camp includes swimming lessons, safety classes and a curriculum of the ABC and Ds of water safety.
"Through their grief, through the tragedy of the loss of their son they have just made it their business to get everybody involved," said School Age Center Director Lorraine Brown. "We’re teaching water safety to children. We’re bringing an awareness to our communities and at this point we have 100 children signed up for this camp. And if you think about it 100 children who are participating are now educated and will pass that on to their own families."
ZAC Camp will continue to run throughout the week, with a special closing ceremony on Friday.