Roundup River Ranch Receives $1 Million From Hole in the Wall Camps Foundation

The in Edwards, Colorado, has announced a $1 million grant from the to help it build a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Roundup River, a provisional member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, which oversees the foundation, has raised $18 million toward its $20 million capital campaign. To gain full membership, the organization is following a set of guidelines designed to assure that each member camp provides the highest level of safety and programming for the children while maintaining a sound financial footing.

Construction is expected to begin later this year on eighty-five acres along the Colorado River east of Glenwood Canyon. When completed, the camp will provide, free of charge, safe and empowering experiences with appropriate medical care to children with life-threatening illnesses.

"This grant signifies dedication from the Hole in the Wall Camps Foundation in helping Roundup River Ranch move to the next level of sustainability for future operations," said Alison Knapp, founder and chair of Roundup River Ranch. "The grant also provides great momentum for us to complete the capital campaign and bring us that much closer to breaking ground this fall."

"." Roundup River Ranch Press Release 08/17/2009.