ELLOREE, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina State University is using a $3 million federal grant to reopen its camp in Elloree.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/1Kkh8q6 ) work will begin as soon as a firm finishes an environmental impact study on demolishing cabins built in the 1940s at the old 4-H Camp Harry Daniels.

Camp supervisor Ted Williams says the current plans include a new research and extension center that will have laboratories and a conference room and will be able to host summer camps events affiliated with the university.

Williams say the school hopes to get another grant once those buildings are up to rebuild the cabins so children can stay overnight.

State officials closed the camp and its overnight rooms in 2004 because of water problems that have been resolved.