Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony held at "Camp LIGHT" in Augusta
Ribbon-cutting at Creative Works Farm
A new camp near Augusta County is officially open for business Tuesday.
Owners of the new Creative Works Farm in Augusta cut the ribbon on the 62-acre campground-to-be Tuesday morning. Plans are in the works to build a pool, petting zoo, and cabins on the property for "Camp LIGHT." According to the official website, Camp LIGHT was established to provide services for kids with special needs and their families.
It's a $6 million project and Creative Works is in the midst of fundraising, but they're already hosting children for a short camp this week.
"We're getting a lot of people excited about it and I know with any project of this size you have to prove you're going to make it before people with big money will step in and I feel like we're in that direction,” said Scott Balsley, Creative Works owner.
Once Camp LIGHT is officially built, Creative Works has plans to host children with special needs for week-long stays free of charge. They say they want to give kids who normally don't get to go to camp a chance to have that experience.