Blaine County Public Hearing - February 9

You are likely aware of our latest endeavor in the Wood River Valley, where we are pursuing our dream of building our very own camp. We have reached a critical step in working towards this dream, perhaps the most critical step thus far. On October 6, 2016, we submitted our application to obtain a Conditional Use Permit from Blaine County. On Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm, we will go before Blaine County Planning and Zoning for a public hearing, the next step in obtaining this permit. The hearing includes a presentation by our project team as well as time to hear comments from the public.

There are a number of ways to show your support for Camp Rainbow Gold during this time. You can…

  • Attend the meeting as a member of the audience. Camp Rainbow Gold clothing is encouraged!
  • Attend the meeting and sign up to speak during the public comment period. When you enter the building, you will sign in and have the option to sign up to speak. If you chose to speak, you will be called upon at some point during the evening.
  • If you are unable to attend, you can submit a letter of support to pzcounter@co.blaine.id.us.

If you are traveling to the Wood River Valley and need a place to stay, Camp Rainbow Gold has reserved a room block for supporters. A discounted room rate is available for reservations placed prior to February 2. Please call AmericInn in Hailey at 208.788.7950 and request a room under the block “Camp Rainbow Gold supporters”.

The outpouring of support continues to amaze us. We cannot thank you enough for supporting and shining with us.  Each one of you are truly the foundation of this organization and we are forever grateful. Please do not hesitate to contact our office (208.350.6435) with any questions you have.

East Fork Project Public Hearing

Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm

Wood River Valley High School Performing Arts Theater

1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey, Idaho 83333

Conditional Use Permit

We are excited to share that our conditional use permit has been submitted to Blaine County Land Use Office for review. While the property on East Fork Road is already zoned for use as a retreat, a conditional use permit is required before moving forward with development. This permit simply outlines the specific uses of the property.

In August, we held two meetings to gather feedback from neighbors of the property and community members. There were many folks who also took the time to submit feedback and ask questions through our website. Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Our planning committee, legal counsel and team of consultants took every bit of feedback and conducted numerous studies and surveys surrounding fire safety, the condition of East Fork Road, traffic and water. We are thankful to all who helped us identify solutions and develop a comprehensive application to submit with confidence. 

We are currently in a due diligence period while our application is under consideration. The Planning and Zoning Committee will review our application, followed by a public hearing. We will continue to update this website with new developments and news about this project. Please continue to stay in contact with us, submit your feedback and ask any questions.

Special thanks to our amazing supporters, the legal firms that are giving their time and expertise pro bono and to every individual who has given their expertise and energy during this process. We are so, so grateful for you all.