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Camp will start as normal despite recent break-in

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POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -

Authorities are investigating a break-in and vandalism at a church camp for children. 

The campground was founded in Posey County back in 1952, and the organizer tells 14 News that the show must go on. Despite this break-in, they will have camp again in just a few weeks.

"Oh, we're going to go on. One way or another, we're going to go on," Eaton says.

Eaton came to the church camp along Bald Knob Road as a teenager. Now, he's the one in charge.

"We just do it every year so that the kids can have somewhere to come to, and know that they're going to have a good time, and also a spiritual time," Eaton says.

It's always a big task to prepare for up to 100 people, but this year the challenge is even greater.

A few weeks ago Pastor Eaton showed up and found the doors open, and important supplies gone.

"Mainly our kitchen supplies, a commercial glass door, double-door refrigerator, and a cash register that we used for the concession," Eaton says.

Pots, pans, and utensils were all stolen, and a newly installed shower in a nearby cabin was destroyed.

"It's put us back a lot, so we really have to work extra hard in order to get everything back together just to have camp," says Linda Jones, one of the camp's volunteer cooks. "I was angry, but I'm not angry anymore. I'm praying for those people. Just that the Lord will touch them and let them know that what they did was wrong."

Whoever broke-in hasn't been caught, and Jones just wants them to understand what they did, it impacts a lot of people.

"There have been so many kids that have benefited from this camp, and not only kids, but adults myself that have benefited from this camp. If they could see that, then it might change their heart," Jones says.

The camp is still set to begin as planned on July 8. They do still need some kitchen supplies, including a refrigerator.

If you'd like to donate, call John Eaton. His phone number is (812)449-7395.

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