Camp Cole, Designed for Children with Life Challenges, Opens Thursday

Camp Cole, located in the town of Hopkins in Richland County, is set to open Thursday.

The camp is designed for children and teenagers who are facing serious illnesses and other physical, mental, and emotional health or life challenges.

Founder and Executive Director, Kelsey Carter, and Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Margaret Grantz, joined WIS Midday to elaborate on the fully accessible camp and retreat facility.

Camp Cole is named in memory of Kelsey’s brother, Cole, who at the age of 11 died of cancer. Their mom, Stacy Sawyer, had the idea of creating a unique camp in his memory — but Stacy died unexpectedly a few years into planning.

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