Apopka leaders hold special public meeting on possible Camp Wewa purchase
APOPKA, Fla. – Apopka city leaders held a special meeting to hear from the community on possibly buying Camp Wewa. It sits on three lakes and has several amenities, including a pool, climbing wall and an archery range. City leaders unanimously voted during the city council meeting on Wednesday to apply for a $1 million state grant to help cover purchasing and operation costs. Nelson said the city is also crunching the numbers to come up with the funds, including selling two pieces of city owned land on Harmon Road. The city conducted a survey to get the community’s thoughts on buying Camp Wewa.
‘It’s a treasure that we sure don’t want to lose:’ Apopka leaders consider buying Camp Wewa to save from development
Mayor Bryan Nelson said the city is working around the clock doing what it can to save Camp Wewa. The city is also waiting for an appraisal for both the Camp Wewa and Harmon Road properties. Click or tap here to take the city’s Camp Wewa Survey. AdThe Apopka City Commission is holding a special public meeting on Wednesday, February 3 to discuss the proposed acquisition of Camp Wewa. News 6 reached out to the YMCA for a statement regarding Camp Wewa, read their message below.