State commission investigates closure of Camp Alexander

EMPORIA (KSNT) – The Kansas Volunteer Commission late Monday launched an investigation into Friday’s closure of the Camp Alexander day camp.

The camp, which cared for up to 80 children a day, closed with little advance warning to parents Friday.

The camp’s Board of Director’s President, Brian McCracken, told Kansas First News Sunday part of the reason for the closure was its inability to make payments on an AmeriCorp grant reimbursement program.

Late Monday, the Kansas Volunteer Commission, which is part of the Kansas Department of Education, said it is looking into the financial records of the camp “..to determine if any further action is warranted.”

The Commission is charged with overseeing the AmeriCorps reimbursement grant program in Kansas. Camp Alexander is one of ten program to receive the funding.

In a statement Monday, Denise Kahler, Director of Communications for the Department noted “In light of Camp Alexander’s announcement….the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC)…is currently reviewing Camp Alexander’s financial records…”.

The camp, according to the statement, has been receiving funds through the grant program since September, 2013.

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