The mission of Camp Koolaree:
to provide a camp experience in a safe, sustainable and natural setting
and to foster a deeper individual connection
to Community, Creation and the Creator among campers and staff.
How do you say that?
Is it Koo-LAY-ree, Koo-LAH-ree,
Koo-la-REE or KOOL-a-ree?
The name KOOLAREE is an acronym that came from
KOOtenayLAke REligious Education
so there is some debate over the correct pronunciation.
Founders in old home movie footage can be heard calling it “Koo-LAH-ree”, but when set to music in favourite campfire songs, the name is sung more like “KOO- la-REE”. Over the years, the spoken pronunciation has changed to match the songs, with the emphasis on KOOL.
Let’s face it, camp is cool!
The project was made possible by a 2018 grant from the LeRoi Foundation, along with private donors, and many hours of donated labour, including an electrician, a certified tree faller, and construction professionals! From Ray Lundquist: Saturday, October 12 … more >>>
The new solar lighting system was installed in the Brick Shed thanks to a grant from the LeRoi Foundation, private donations and a dedicated bunch of volunteers!
Submitted by Ray Lundquist: On Tuesday, September 10th, John Marko and I took Dr. Bob Rowlands for a tour around Koolaree. Bob had been in Trail to attend the 65th reunion of the JL Crowe High School grad class … more >>>
Just a few of the many who enjoyed their time at Camp Koolaree
drone videos by David Ermacora
Donate to the
to support campers who otherwise could not afford to go to camp
by subsidizing their camp fee.
Your tax deductible donation can be made online through the PayPal link or
by cheque payable to “Camp Koolaree”
and delivered to Camp Koolaree,
1300 Pine Ave, Trail BC V1R 4E6,
or your local United Church.
Tax receipts will be provided for all donations over $25.00.
Buy a “Camping Certificate“
(gift a week of camping to a friend or relative)
Prepay the camping registration fee
for someone you would like to have
a wonderful summer camp experience.
Contact us to arrange the purchase of a certificate.
Google Maps has a virtual tour of our campsite…
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