Upward Bound Camp in Gates is waiting on crews contracted by FEMA to clear the property. If that doesn’t happen soon, the camp may not open this summer.
GATES, Oregon — It’s been seven months since historic wildfires ravaged the Santiam Canyon.
In the small mountain town of Gates, a camp for Oregonians with disabilities was almost completely wiped out. Today, the Upward Bound Camp property at the old Gates Elementary School looks much like it did seven months ago immediately after the fire.
“Sometimes I wake up and look out the window, and I just see this and I go, ‘wow.’ You know,
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