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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! 

With a little help from our friends…

We have set aside 4 days from August 21–24, but are hoping to get enough volunteers to get it all done by Sunday Evening.

We will need 6-8 volunteers to help with building, and someone to help cook the following meals:

                                Friday – Supper only

                                Saturday- Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper

                                Sunday- Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper

                                Monday – Breakfast and lunch

We have enough cabins and beds to accommodate those that want to overnight and reduce travel times.

Please email registrar.campkoolaree@gmail.com if you are able to help out!

 

Our Board of Directors

     Our board met July 26 at the camp to see the progress on the new wash house! We were all social distancing and it was strange to not welcome each other with hugs as all of our meetings have been via zoom since March. The camp looks a little different but we are so excited to share our finished bathrooms when campers return next summer!! ❤️❤️

Camp Koolaree Campership Fund

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.

certificate

Why choose Koolaree?

– Lakefront rustic Kootenay summer camp
– true wilderness environment
– We are accredited by the BC Camping Association

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

Help from Castlegar Rotary

Once again the Castlegar Rotarians have come through with a generous donation for Camp Koolaree. At their regular meeting on January 21 this year, club president, Stan Hadikin, officially presented a beautiful set of battery-powered tools to Ray Lundquist and … more >>>