Denver Salvation Army looking for a few good bags

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DENVER -- Summer camp is a rite of passage and a source of great memories that last a lifetime.

The Salvation Army understands this, and that's why it wants to send almost 1,000 inner-city kids to its summer camp near Estes Park.

Camp High Peak would not cost a family anything.

"It could be as high as $200, $300 a day or $1,500 a week," Major George Hood with the Denver Salvation Army said.

Sarai Williams of Denver knows first-hand the positive impact Camp High Peak had on her daughter Janee.

"Their behavior is a little more tolerable," she said. "You don't have a lot of discipline issues because they have been out in the wild."

The problem is, most inner-city kids don't have what it takes to go camping, namely sleeping bags.

Bass Pro Shops of Denver heard the call and stepped up.

"Bass Pro Shops were able to donate 400 bags and with our customers' donations last month was able to donate another 200 bags," said Angie Pella, Bass Pro Shops assistant general manager.

Pella said you can get a great bag, rated at 30 degrees, for around $40 at the store.

For hundreds of kids, the memories of Camp High Peak are waiting.  All they need is a bag to put them in. To help kids have a blast at camp, make a donation that will keep a child warm.