Camp Rainbow Gold gives up on “perfect” permanent home in Ketchum

By Lacey Darrow

Last year a conditional permit for the camp was denied by Planning and Zoning. They attempted to appeal the decision, but earlier this month they said they were notified their appeal had been denied.

“We voted as a board not to file for reconsideration,” explained Camp Rainbow Gold Board President Amanda Watson.

Watson said the decision was extremely difficult. They had been working towards a permanent camp on the property for around three years.

“We had no idea we were going to be met with such aggressive pushback from the neighbors,” said Watson.