Camp Rainbow Gold applies for camp site permit

BOISE -- After months of uncertainty and controversy, Camp Rainbow Gold has filed for a conditional use permit for their Ketchum camp retreat.

The organization, which gives kids and their families dealing with cancer a summer camp experience, has had their plans delayed since announcing their expansion.

Elizabeth Lizberg, the executive director of Camp Rainbow Gold, said they are grateful for the support they have received.

"This is the next big step toward our dream of owning our own camp," Lizberg said in a statement.

The land is already zoned as a retreat, but the permit is required before the site can be developed.

The application, which is currently under consideration, will be reviewed by the planning and zoning commission after a public hearing.

In August, neighbors near the site expressed frustration about having the camp located to close to their properties, citing fire safety, parking and camp operations as their main concerns.

According to Camp Rainbow Gold, they have addressed the neighbors' concerns with solutions based on expert studies.

"We have been extremely fortunate to have pro bono support from various legal firms and consultants that worked with us to submit a comprehensive application," project manager Doug Fowler said.

Those solutions have been included in the application.

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