Camp High Hopes Starts Construction
(Sioux City) -- Work has begun on a new campground located near Sioux City that is being designed for handicapped people. Camp High Hopes has gone from a dream to soon to be a reality. Ali Langseth serves as the executive director for the new camp, and she says the closest camp for handicapped children is about six hours away. Organizers felt there was a need for a camp that was closer.
Langseth says Camp High Hopes has the mission to give handicapped citizens the opportunity for a sense of accomplishment.
Camp High Hopes has started constructing the first cabin and Langseth expects the camp will be ready by late summer for its first campers, and eventually able to accomodate up to 600 people for the year. Such a lofty project requires an abundance of capital, and Langseth admits fund raising will be a full time effort. Earlier this week Argosy Casino donated $25,000 to Camp High Hopes. Langseth says camp organizers do feel good about the future of the camp since the initital capital campaign of raising $5.5 million was achieved within two years.