Thursday morning, Tripp and her friends enjoyed the reward, arriving at Wheat State Church Camp near Augusta.
"I knew how much camp costs and I knew that collecting aluminum cans was going to be a really slow," says Hall, "so at first, I was really skeptical."
Tripp hopes the children she raised money for have as much fun as she does.
"It's going to be awesome!" she predicted.
With her goal more than accomplished, don't make the mistake of thinking she's completely satisfied. Tripp has already put $25 into a savings account to begin collecting money for next year. She also has 20-30 bags of cans she couldn't cash in before this year's camp.
Because of Tripp's work and donations from viewers, she didn't just provide funding for children from her own church. Wheat State Church camp re-opened its scholarship program with some of her money and was able to send four children from the Wichita area to camp.
By Megahn Snyder (STERLING, Kan.)
She walked highways and her hometown's roads collecting aluminum cans over the last several months to pay for kids to go to summer church camp. On Wednesday, Doug Tripp says his nine-year-old daughter, Effie, started a savings account to do it again next year. All of this year's hard work pays off today.
Effie will head to the Augusta camp with the seven other kids she sponsored from her Hutchinson church.
Four other children from area churches will also go, thanks to Effie's work. Her dad tells us the camp used to have a scholarship fund, but spent it all because too many kids needed the help. Officials were able to reopen that fund this year with Effie's extra money.
Doug Tripp tells us the Sterling girl put $25 dollars in the bank. She has plans to deposit more once she turns in 20-30 bags of cans. Donations are also headed through the pipes in the form of, well, pipes. The apartment complex where she and her dad live is redoing its plumbing. Workers plan to give her the old copper pipes they pull out. She'll be able to sell that metal to a scrap dealer.
Eyewitness News plans to meet up with Effie and her friends on Thursday at camp. Expect more then from Eyewitness News Reporter Cliff Judy and the Brighter Side.
Early this week, Doug Tripp says he set up a Cans For Camp website to help Effie get the word out and raise money for next year. You can see the new website by clicking the link on this page.