Georgia summer camp shut down after 5-year-old boy dies

| July 25, 2017

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, Ga. (WCTV) – Georgia officials are shutting down a summer camp outside Atlanta after a 5-year-old boy enrolled in the program died on a field trip.

Reg Griffin, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, said Camp Cricket Summer Day Camp in Chattahoochee Hills is an unlicensed program. State officials ordered the camp to close Monday.

The department is investigating how Benjamin “Kamau” Hosch III died Friday while on a field trip at Cochran Mill Nature Center.

Cochran Mill board member Steve Hurwitz says Kamau and 12 other children ate lunch near a waterfall and were allowed to play in a shallow nearby creek. Kamau was later found in a pool of water.

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