Clean Up Efforts Continue at Summers County 4H Camp


One camp in Summer’s County has seen a lot of damage from the severe weather we have experienced.

It was a devastating scene for Summers County 4H Camp Director, Sandy Turner.

Flood waters washed away parts of the camp and left the site in shambles.

“It was totally devastated from one end of the camp to the other,” says Turner.

The Greenbrier River overflowed, storming through the camp and taking the everything with it.

“The fences were washed out, the pool, and all of the pool equipment,” says Turner.

The list goes on and on. Campers are expected to arrive by the end of this week and Turner has been working to clean up the mess.

“Move debris, cleaned, mucked out mud,” says Turner.

FEMA officials visited the site and say the damage is too extensive to be cleaned up in time and they believe it will take months.

The damage to the cabins has been severe but with the help from volunteers Turner says the clean up processes is faster than she could have ever imagined.

Turner and a group of more than 250 volunteers say they’re cleaning up the camp in a matter of days.

“This is a way for me to give back to the community of Summer’s County which is important to me,” says a volunteer, Amy Richmond.

Turner says the storm may have wreaked havoc on their campground, but the damage is nothing the camp and the people who work there can’t conquer.

“A huge mess but it wasn’t too much for the heart that beats at camp summers,” says Turner.

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