Summer camp benefits from new partnership

The Silver Lake Forestry Centre, a year-round residential camp where many local children, adults and educators have enjoyed outdoor experiences for more than 40 years, will be operated as a partnership between the Central Okanagan YMCA-YWCA and the Silver Lake Forest Education Society.

The non-profit Silver Lake society took over the management of the forestry centre in 1996, located at Silver Lake near Peachland, about 45 minutes from the W.R. Bennett Bridge.

“We’re really excited to partner with the Y to continue to deliver our quality programs year round to our community. We have so much in common—the same goals and it’s always been about the kids,” said Larry Gray, president and chairman of the board for the Silver Lake Forest Education Society.

“The Y is well known around the world for its leadership development through camping. Each summer, more than 18,000 children and youth participate in one of 28 YMCA resident camps in Canada and cherish those memories for a lifetime,” added Sharon Peterson, CEO for the Central Okanagan YMCA-YWCA.

For more information about the camp or to register for a program, visit the Silver Lake centre web site at


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