Camp Koolaree has been around for 85 years

Camp Koolaree plans winter fundraiser

Camp Koolaree has been around for 85 years, but fundraising remains a struggle.

For 85 years, Camp Koolaree has been run by a board of volunteers. Relying solely on donations and summer camp registrations, the camp on Kootenay Lake has operated on a budget of $45,000 per year, just enough to cover operational costs.

Every year, the camp has to do emergency fundraising to cover maintenance and upgrades to the camp. Koolaree would like to be able to stop emergency fundraising, by increasing donations, summer registrations and private rentals.

It is Koolaree’s goal to be a place where countless members of the community come to get away from technology. They offer a place for people of all ages to experience community surrounded by nature. With boat access only, it is the perfect wilderness getaway.

On Friday, Nov. 20 Camp Koolaree is holding its second annual winter fundraiser to start their year off right. They have a goal of raising $5,000 at this event. A pasta dinner will be accompanied by a silent auction.

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