MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — The director of a Maryland summer camp where a violent storm blew down trees, killing one child and injuring several others, says the grieving staff and families are leaning on a Bible verse that says God is a "refuge and strength" in times of trouble.
Jon Bisset says the storm that hit River Valley Ranch camp in Manchester on Tuesday evening was very fast and very violent, knocking down about 20 trees.
Bisset says 114 children ages 7 to 12 were gathered at an outdoor pavilion for the Christian camp's evening service when the storm approached, and that staffers were able to shepherd most of them to safety in an enclosed building about 150 yards away.
But several children were injured by falling trees and a 12-year-old boy died after being taken to a hospital.
Bisset said all of the campers who were at the site during the storm have been picked up by their parents.