$1M Effort Planned To Rebuild Nevada Youth Camp That Burned
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Dozens of volunteers in northeast Nevada plan to return to an 80-year-old youth camp site next month to begin a $1 million rebuilding effort in the wake of an explosive wildfire.
Elko Lions Club members who've launched a fundraising drive for Camp Lamoille hope to reopen it next year in the rugged Ruby Mountains, where the camp was established by the Boy Scouts of America southeast of Elko in 1939.
Ten of the 16 buildings were lost in the fire last fall, including the historic lodge, six A-frame cabins and three storage units.
So far, the Lions Club has raised about $343,000 of the estimated total cost of rebuilding through fundraisers, insurance proceeds, and other individual and corporate donations.