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Camp Fire Inland Northwest received $131,000 grant for Camp Dart-Lo renovation

UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Volunteers paint the lodge building at Camp Dart-Lo near Spokane, Wash., during a clean-up and renovation day Friday, June 15, 2007. (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)
Volunteers paint the lodge building at Camp Dart-Lo near Spokane, Wash., during a clean-up and renovation day Friday, June 15, 2007. (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)
By Caroline Hammett The Spokesman-Review

Camp Fire Inland Northwest received $131,000 in a grant award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

The money will fuel the first major renovation of Camp Dart-Lo, a summer day camp on the Little Spokane River, since its creation in 1947.

Many changes are on the way that will meet ADA standards. The restrooms, kitchen, health room, and reception area will become wheelchair accessible and new ramps and entrances will be installed.

The inclusion of heating and air conditioning units will allow the camp to host youth activities and rent the space out year-round.

A large gift from the Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation and grants from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation and Spokane Kiwanis Charitable Foundation enabled the renovation.

According to Camp Fire’s news release, it is “currently seeking volunteer services of tradesmen in carpentry, roofing, plumbing, finishing and electrical work.” More information can be found at www.campfireinc.org.

The $370,000 project is being overseen by Walker Construction.

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