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Caledonia camp damaged by recent flooding


CALEDONIA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Camp Winnebago is a summer camp for adults and children with developmental disabilities but this summer's activities may be altered due to recent flooding in the lower part of the camp.

After 3 nights of rain the lower campground of Camp Winnebago was completely destroyed-- notably, the part of the camp that provides campers the opportunity to play field games, fish and even camp in tents.

Some damage includes an entire RV pushed by floodwaters into a shelter and all gravel roads on the lower camp were completely washed out.

Camp Director Barb Cage says the most devestating destruction was of the newly installed walking bridge.

"It makes me scared about how we're going to recover. We're a nonprofit and a somewhat struggling nonprofit over the last few years because of the economy so for something like this to happen, it's going to be really difficult to recover," Cage said Wednesday.

Cage says as of now the estimating costs to repair the damage may be around 150 thousand but the back part of the campground is still unreachable to assess the damage.

The campground is not insured because it is located on a floodplain.

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