The Lumby Summer Day Camp is ready to keep local children active during July and August.

The Lumby Summer Day Camp is ready to keep local children active during July and August.

Kids camp gearing up

Lumby Summer Day Camp is offered Monday to Friday at J.W. Inglis Elementary School

An  array of crafts, activities, games and trips lie ahead  for Lumby, Cherryville and Lavington children.

Lumby Summer Day Camp staff are geared up for the program, which is offered Monday to Friday at J.W. Inglis Elementary School.

“It not only touches the lives of  children and youth in the community but also supports parents who are working and grandparents who might have children visiting for the summer,” said Gay Jewitt, with the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.

“We look forward to filling this summer with events for kids and we are hoping to see a lot of new faces and welcome anyone in kindergarten up to Grade 6.”

Whitevalley’s Summer Day Camp is yet another way the centre has impacted the community over the last 20 years.

“Each day, a wide variety of people walk through the centre’s doors,” said Jewitt.

“Sometimes it is someone looking for a resource or wondering where they might go if they needed a new birth certificate. Other times they may be at the centre to sign up for a Good Food Box or to complete a Lumby Food Bank Christmas hamper form. Other times youth, seniors and families request counselling support.”

The centre is in the midst of its Legacy Fund campaign, which is attempting to raise $800,000 for an endowment fund. The principle will remain in an endowment fund and the interest generated each year will help cover operational expenses.

Check out more on the Legacy Fund campaign and the Summer Day Camp calendar at www.whitevalley.ca or call 250-547-8866.