Jennifer Lawrence’s family runs a kids summer camp in Simpsonville, Kentucky, and they recently announced that the property suffered a massive fire.
They shared the news on Facebook about the damage. They wrote, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire. We are deeply thankful that no people or animals were hurt, but we are still mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls. Words cannot describe the pain we are in, but we are so incredibly grateful for the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other fire fighters who responded to our emergency. You are true heroes.”
“We are also so grateful for the countless members of our community who have reached out to support us during this time. Your love and kindness mean the world to us. God’s goodness and protection is evident in this situation already, and our hope remains steadfast in Him, knowing that He is with us and in control of the steps ahead. We know Camp Hi-Ho is a special place to so many, and we plan to rebuild and repair so that we can move forward with a safe and joyful camp experience this summer.”
According to US Magazine, Blaine Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence’s brother, sent an email to parents of past campers about the incident. In it, he explains that the barn was where his office was. It is also where they kept their horse stalls, indoor riding area, rock wall, arts and crafts area, farm equipment, wildlife display, and nurses station.
In the email, Blaine also asked for donations to get the camp up and running again for 2021.
Jennifer Lawrence has referenced Camp Hi-Ho in various interviews throughout her career.