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Friday, August 1, 2014
News Release

Contact: Stacey Welling 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 
Camp Lee Canyon Set to Re-Open 

    Clark County’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the On the Edge teen camp at Camp Lee Canyon starting on Sunday, July 21, the first event to be held at the facility since activities there were suspended as a result of the Carpenter 1 fire.  

    “It’s nice to see activities resuming on the mountain following this difficult, hard-fought fire,” said Clark County Commission Vice-Chair Larry Brown, whose district C includes the Mount Charleston area. “Mount Charleston is a precious resource in our community and we are grateful that the fire is being contained and is on its way to being completely extinguished.”  

    Teen campers, age 13 to 15, who are registered for the On the Edge Camp will begin checking in at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Parents or guardians are responsible for campers’ transportation to and from camp.

    The six-day, overnight adventure camp runs through Friday, July 26. The camp offers recreational activities such as a high-ropes challenge course, mountain biking, hiking and a tent campout under the stars in addition to traditional activities such as archery, sing-a-longs and cabin skits. Registration occurs in the spring and there are no additional spots available for this session. Omni Camp, a similar overnight camp for younger children age 8 to 12, was scheduled to be held this week but was cancelled due to the fire.  

    All current and upcoming community group reservations booked at Camp Lee Canyon will continue as scheduled. Community groups book special events at the camp throughout the year. For more information about Camp Lee Canyon, please call the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center at (702) 455-1905.

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    Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark County  is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.