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State police investigate vandalism at Camp Farnam in Durham

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Police are investigating vandalism at Camp Farnam in Durham. (WFSB) Police are investigating vandalism at Camp Farnam in Durham. (WFSB)
DURHAM, CT (WFSB) -

A camp in Durham was vandalized ahead of the busy summer season.

State police are searching for those who caused the thousands of dollars’ worth of damage at Camp Farnam.

Camp Farnam is located on Maiden Lane. The camp is 70 acres and off the beaten path.

With no cameras and very few neighbors, police said it may be tough to find out who vandalized the summer camp.

"It's a great place for kids. It seems like a fun place,” Durham resident Jennifer Fowler said.

For more than 60 years, Camp Farnam has given 5 to 12 year-olds a place to have a safe and happy summer.

But sometime over the last week, someone entered the campgrounds and damaged the plumbing, fencing as well as the pavilion.

"It's just terrible.  It's absolutely terrible that someone would be bored enough to go up and break things,” Fowler said. “I just can't stand when I hear stuff like that."

Some of the buildings were broken into and vandalized, but nothing was stolen from the campgrounds.

Those responsible also overturned garbage cans. 

Police estimate the damages to be around $10,000

"It's for kids who don't have a lot and now they're going to spend more money just replacing what they broke,” Fowler said.

State police are still looking for those responsible. If you have any information, you're asked to give them a call.

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