Camp Hurlburt needs the community’s help as it competes in the Aviva Community Fund to hopefully renovate some of the aging facilities.

Camp competes for funds

For 80 years, Camp Hurlburt, in Vernon, has been a place for children and youth to gather, form friendships, provide leadership, and grow in spirit.

For 80 years, Camp Hurlburt, in Vernon, has been a place for children and youth to gather, form friendships, provide leadership, and grow in spirit.

But the buildings are old and the facilities are in desperate need of upgrading.

“This camp is in need of refurbishing and our vision for the camp includes facilities which can operate year around, with a zip line, climbing wall, archery area, improved dock and swimming areas,” said Jennifer Yeo, Camp Hurlburt Association, “all within a LEED-certified facility which will help teach our youth about environmental stewardship and building relationships which will encourage youth to consider how to initiate positive change for our communities, our people and our earth.”

The Aviva Community Fund is giving away a total of $1 million to the most popular ideas, chosen by Canadians, that will create positive change in their communities. The process has three rounds with the top 30 ideas of each round moving on to the semi-finals.

“We need your help in being selected for $149,000 from the Aviva Community Fund,” said Yeo.

Round one voting for Rebuild Camp Hurlburt begins Monday and ends Oct. 19.

“You get 15 votes – one vote per day,” she adds. “Please vote every day!”

Rebuild Camp Hurlburt is idea # ACF10943.

If the local camp wins, the $149,000 will be used for phase one of the redevelopment construction in 2012: to demolish existing craft hall and cabins, some site work and the construction of four to six new cabins.

To help the camp renovate, register online at www.avivacommunityfund.org. Once registered you can vote every day for Rebuild Camp Hurlburt at www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf10943.

You can follow the progress on Facebook, Twitter and on the Aviva Community Fund web site.

“Rebuilding Camp Hurlburt is needed to sustain this camp for future generations of children, youth and young families in our community,” said Yeo.

Camp Hurlburt has touched the lives of over 20,000 young people of all faith, social and economic backgrounds.

Over 30 per cent of the young people attending camp are sponsored on camperships, many recommended by local schools and other community organizations.

Young people ages five through 17 learn about the sacredness of their own lives and of creation at week-long camps through experiences such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, music, drama, nightly camp fires and arts and crafts.

 

 

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