Faith Based Adventure Camp Planned for Nicholas Co.
A faith based organization plans to develop land in West Virginia to create a youth camp. The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority made the announcement earlier this week.
Young Life, a non-denominational Christian organization, plans to build an adventure camp in Nicholas County close to Mt. Nebo.
The organization has 35 camps around the globe according to their website. In a release, Young Life’s state Director, Scott Berg, said it was the outdoor activities, and landscape that attracted the group to West Virginia.
The $35 million project will be completed in three phases. Young Life hopes to complete phase one, which is creating a master plan, improving infrastructure, and building a base camp for small group adventure camping, within one year. Eventually Young Life plans to build a resort camp.
The entire camp will accommodate 25,000 youth per year once complete.
The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority Executive Director, Chad Wykle said the camp is a good fit to supplement “the adventure tourism exposure youth have with West Virginia through the Bechtel Summit Boy Scout Reserve, and will be a wonderful neighbor for the National Park Service.”
Young Life is hopeful that the camp will also improve the quality of life for the adolescents of West Virginia.