“We heartily confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a terrible fire. We are deeply grateful that no people or animals were injured, but we still mourn the loss of years of hard work and memories that have arisen within these walls. “, writes Camp Hi-Ho in a statement posted on Facebook. “Words cannot describe the pain we are experiencing, but we are extremely grateful to the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other firefighters who responded to our emergency. You are real heroes.”
According to local WYKL news, 30 firefighters and six trucks were called to the scene on Friday night.
The camp is owned and directed by Lawrence̵
7;s brother, Blaine.
“We know that Camp Hi-Ho is a special place for so many people and we plan to restore and renovate it so that we can move forward with a safe and joyful camp experience this summer,” the statement concluded.