Located in the beautiful mountains 15 kilometres northwest of Peachland and about 45 minutes from downtown Kelowna, a one-of-a-kind camp experience awaits children and youth this summer at the Silver Lake Forestry Centre.
The Silver Lake Forestry Centre, a year-round residential camp that many local children, adults and educators have enjoyed outdoor experiences at for more than 40 years, will now be operated as a partnership between the YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan and the Silver Lake Forest Education Society.
Operating summer camps is not new to the YMCA.
Each summer, more than 18,000 children and youth participate in one of 28 YMCA resident camps across Canada.
YMCA Summer Camps strive to offer the highest quality programs for children and youth through a variety of safe and fun activities led by qualified and energetic staff.
Programs, activities and games will teach children and youth leadership and team building skills, help them build confidence and friendships, enhance their respect and knowledge of our forests, and are guaranteed to be packed full of fun outdoor activities.
Canoeing, archery, orienteering, hiking, swimming, mass games, arts and drama and gathering around the evening camp fire are all on the activity agenda.
The Kelowna Y’s goal is to create a positive and safe environment, ensuring campers leave with increased confidence, self esteem, new skills and friendships!
During the months of July and August, eight, one-week summer camp sessions (six days and fivenights) will be held for summer campers aged 7 to 16.
From September to June, the camp offers recreational and educational opportunities for school groups, community organizations and special interest groups.
For more information or to register, please visit www.silverlakekidscamp.com.
Silver Lake Kids Camp is also a finalist in the Keg’s Steakhouse & Bar Thanks a Million Grant Program.
Up to $25,000 is awarded to the winning cause and if awarded to Silver Lake, it will be used to enhance the water sports area, replacing a 40 year old swim dock and adding 10 canoes, paddles and life jackets to rejuvenate the water sports program.
To vote for the Y’s bid for the grant prize, visit www.thekegthanksamillion.com.