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!
We are looking again for a camp design for 2019…
The design will only be ONE colour.
June 7th is the deadline.
The design selected will give the designer a free week at Camp Koolaree!
(this free week is transferable to another camper at the designer’s request)
Design can be submitted in jpg, jpeg, png, gif, doc, docx, pdf format
Our Camp Season is getting organized…
Here’s our schedule
— find your camp and register NOW!!
Outpost – July 8-13
Novice – July15-18
Intergenerational – July 22-27
Jr Boys – July 29-August 3
Teen – August 5-10
Jr Girls – August 12-17
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…
click here too see >>