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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help out!
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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