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Camp in need of repairs won’t open this summer

May. 03, 2013 @ 07:13 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It’s a sad time for Camp Happy Valley.

The 167-acre camp for kids in Teays Valley won’t open this summer because of broken pipes, termite damage and downed trees.

The Charleston Daily Mail says the camp usually serves about 120 children per week for its four-week run. But Salvation Army officials say they don’t have the money to sustain the property this year.

Maj. Owen Gilliam of the Salvation Army in Charleston says that in addition to $80,000 worth of necessary repairs, the camp needs $91,000 to pay 32 salaries.

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