Summer Camps


 Open house:  July 9

Intergenerational Family Camp: July 11-16
Co-ed Novice (ages 7 – 9): July 18-21

Jr Boys (ages 10 – 13): July 25-30
Co-ed Teen (ages 14 – 17): August 1-6 
Jr Girls (ages 10 – 13): August 8-13


( Early Bird Fees until June 1st )

( Early Bird Fees until June 1st )


Novice: $225 Early Bird,  $275 regular, 
All other camps: $300 Early Bird, $350 regular 
to a family maximum of $1100.

register now

Click button to go to our web secure registration page

If you prefer, download the 2016 Registration-Form and mail it in with your camp fee.

Intergenerational Family Camp
We provide food, boarding, lifeguard, some programming.
If needed, families are encouraged to apply for income assistance.
Each camper needs to have a registration form submitted,
and at least one adult is required for each family attending.

Camperships are available
for children and families on limited incomes
who would otherwise be unable to provide this camping experience
for their children.
Please contact us for more information on this grant or to request this assistance.

    *    *    *    *    *

Why choose Koolaree?
– Lake front rustic Kootenay summer camp
– true wilderness environment
– We are accredited by the BC Camping Association
– Our cooks are trained at Selkirk College in the cooking program 

What do the kids do?
– Swimming
– Canoeing
– Crafts
– Hikes
– Hanging out… with new friends

    *    *    *    *    * 

Campers stay in rustic cabins with up to nine other campers and two leaders.

Meals are held in our open-air dining hall.
Special diets can be accommodated.

We are “off the grid” and there is no electricity, however we do have a fully functioning water system, complete with flush toilets and hot showers.

A typical day at Camp Koolaree starts with an optional Polar Bear swim, followed by flag raising and breakfast. The rest of the day includes Chapel, where ideas about God, nature and community are discussed, craft time, community clean-up chores, sports and games. Other activities include swimming, canoeing and hiking. There is always lunch and an afternoon snack called “canteen”. After supper, evenings will include more games, followed by a campfire with songs and skits.


What should I bring to Camp?

jeans/pants (2 pairs)
shorts, shirts, tops, socks, underwear
warm jacket/sweater
running shoes, sandals/thongs
sturdy shoes for hiking
hat/cap, swim suit, rain gear
sleeping bag, foamie, pillow
campfire blanket, 2 towels
soap, shampoo, toothbrush & toothpaste,
insect repellent, sunscreen
flashlight, spare batteries
notepad, pen/pencil
quiet reading book (optional)
Bible (optional)
inexpensive camera (optional)
musical instrument (optional)
ball glove (optional)

Please DON’T bring:

aerosol cans of any kind
CD, MP3 or DVD players
electronic games
fishing tackle
cell phones


 (Note: Items not listed above may be locked up for safekeeping during camp.
Some items may be issued during the camp at the discretion of the Camp Director.)


Remember Your Medication: 
Please label properly all medications with the child’s name and bring in written form any medical changes since registration.  The First Aid Attendant will collect all medications (prescription and over the counter) at registration check in.

Children with specific dietary concerns may bring food with permission from the director. Please ensure this is noted on your registration.

 To ensure that everything comes back home, we suggest you use waterproof pens or sew-on labels to mark all items with camper’s name. Camp Koolaree staff cannot be responsible for lost of stolen personal property.