Boat access only Camp Koolaree on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake boasts many outdoor activities such as hiking and beach time. The camp is hosting its first open house on August 1.

Camp Koolaree to host open house

United Church’s Camp Koolaree is holding its first open house on August 1 at its 137 acres on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

Camp Koolaree is holding its first open house to give the community the opportunity to see what they are all about.

The United Church runs the 137 acre camp on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake across from Six Mile. It has been in operation since 1931.

“This summer we’ve seen more new campers than we have in a long time,” said camp manager Juliana Marko.

“We have a no turn away policy which means that everyone is welcome, even those who can’t financially afford it.”

Donations to their camper-ship fund allows all campers to participate.

“Koolaree is here for the community to experience the world away from technology,” said Marko. “We are about creating community and relationships while getting ‘back to the earth’”, adding with boat access only, it’s the perfect place to get away from it all.

 

They are working towards a kitchen and dining hall restoration project next spring, and want the community to get involved.

The open house is on Saturday, August 1 from 1 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for 13+, $10 for 3-12, and free for 2 years and under. Boat rides to the camp will be available from McDonald’s Landing at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Once at the camp, visitors can enjoy beach time, a hike, crafts, games, songs, tours, and dinner.

Just Posted

School District 8 swears in new board

Four new trustees join the Kootenay Lake board of education

LVR Bombers finish 12th at field hockey provincials

The Bombers salvaged the tournament with a late win in the quarter-finals

Nelson CARES to buy Hall-Front development for affordable housing

A $4.5-million investment from the provincial government has been committed to the deal

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Most Read