Well folks it's been nearly 3 years since fire ravaged Lamoille Canyon and Camp Lamoille which suffered the loss of 10 of our 16 buildings including the historic lodge and 6 A-frame cabins along with much of the greenery around the camp.

Since then Elko Lions Club has continued to be overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from our community.  Offers of help and donations have been greatly appreciated.  To date we have raised over $440,000, and yes, we are still fundraising to reach our goal of $1 million.

So here is where we are in the monumental task of rebuilding Camp Lamoille.  All of the site development, trenching and grading have been completed.  Restoration of the electrical and water services is also complete. The remodel/rehabilitation of the restroom/shower facilities is nearing completion and should be ready for the 2021 season.  Development of a new gravel parking lot and 12 new RV spaces with power and water hook-ups are underway also.  With a little luck and some favorable weather conditions these too will be ready for the 2021 season. Thanks to all your generosity, we were able to fully cover the cost of the above-mentioned projects with donated labor and materials while using a very small portion of the donated funds.  Good News!  We have finally recieved authorization to begin the rebuilding of structures at the camp. We are working with our engineers and the Forest Service to build an open-air pavilion over the foundation of the old lodge to serve as a gathering area for dining and celebrations at the camp.  The pavilion design is complete and we awaiting delivery of the materials with plans to start construction in the spring as weather permits.  If all goes well, we will have the pavilion completd in late June. Three replacement camping cabins along with two bunkhouses are also in the works.  Please watch for updates on this page and our Facebook page, we look forward to hosting you again soon in the beautiful Ruby Mountains.

Those who are interested in donating your labor or materials to help in our rebuilding efforts can contact us in the following ways:

Chuck Stout:775.397.4006,  Teri Gage:775.934.9824, 

Jim Macpherson:775.934.3698


At this time we have the following ways to make cash donations: 

in person at Elko Federal Credit Union - Lions Club Camp Lamoille

or mail a check to: Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund  

c/o Eide Bailly- 975 5th St. Elko, NV 89801

And :

The Community Foundation of Elko County, in partnership with the Elko Host Lions Club, has established The Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund. Funds donated to the Community Foundation are tax deductible. You can mail checks to this fund at: Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund: CFWN, 50 Washington Street, Suite 300, Reno NV 89503.  Please make sure to reference Camp Lamoille Recovery Fund.  You can also donate online at:

Thank you so much for your commitment to help our Lions Club Rebuild Camp Lamoille

"From The Ashes, We Will Rebuild" 





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