Camp Rainbow Gold for cancer patients and their loved ones gets large donation

Camp Rainbow Gold for cancer patients gets land
Posted at 2:14 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 20:06:09-04

Camp Rainbow Gold in Idaho says it has received a cash donation of $1.76 million dollars that allows the camp for cancer-stricken patients and their families it to finally own its own campsite, and can now be consistently located. The new campsite will be in the Wood River Valley, about 3 hours from Boise.

Throughout the camp's 35 year history, it had leased campsites and didn't establish long-term contracts with landholders according to the camp's Executive Director Elizabeth Lizberg.

Camp Rainbow Gold entered escrow in May 2016 on the property located in Ketchum's East Fork neighborhood.

The property is partly owned by Rich and Nancy Robbins, who have been long involved in Camp Rainbow Gold. Though the property has several owners, the Robbins' are donating their portion, and the other co-owners is availing their share for sale. 

It will take several years for the permanent camp to open, but sessions will still be held.