Jul 4 2013

Serious Accident at Camp Augusta

On July 4  campers were injured at Camp Augusta while racing in canoe go carts.  According to a report, two or more of the campers were flown by helicopter to a hospital.

 1:08 p.m.: Five people have been injured in a Soap Box derby accident at Camp Augusta outside of Nevada City, according to Cal Fire. Two of the injuries are critical, and victims are being transported via helicopter to local hospitals. Two other individuals suffered moderate injuries, while another person has minor injuries.

The accident occurred just before noon.

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Camp Augusta located in Nevada City, California, is a non-profit co-ed camp “donated to the girls of Piedmont in 1931 by Freda Ehmann in memory of her daughter’s mother-in-law, Augusta Collins.”  The camp has served generations of Piedmonters. For many years it was a Camp Fire girls camp.  In recent years boys and girls ages 8 to 16 have attended the camp.  It operates under the auspices of a Board of Directors.

History of Camp Augusta

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