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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. 


Camp Manager

Duties: This is a 12-month position, Full-time from May through September and part-time from October through April. Requires onsite residence from June through September (accommodation and meals included while onsite) and work at home for the remainder of the year. Travel, evenings and weekends may be required. Responsibilities include camp administration, finance and fundraising, communications and marketing, supervision of seasonal paid staff and non-program volunteers (i.e. work party, kitchen, and special event volunteers), and hospitality and facility management.

This position is responsible to the Camp Koolaree Society Board of Directors.

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2024 Summer Camps

We are excited about our camping season!
Jr Girls (ages 10-13): July 8-13
Teen camp (ages 14-17): July 15-20
Jr Boys (ages 10-13): July 22-27
Novice camp (ages 7-9): July 29-August 1
(the Novice Camp is now being “waitlisted”)
Intergenerational family camp: August 5-10
Junior all-gender camp (ages 10-13): August 12-17
2024 Camp Fees:
Note: we are a non-profit organization,
and in order to keep the costs affordable for families,
we rely on grants and donations.

The sustainability fee is
what we would need to charge
every camper without the grants and donations
we receive from our community.
Please, consider paying this full amount if you are able
to help keep camp accessible for everyone.

Novice Camp
Early Bird*           Regular
$330                   $350
Sustainability fee: $570

All other Camps
Early Bird*        Regular
$420                $440
Sustainability fee: $570

*Early Bird Fee available until May 31, 2024

Interested in volunteering at Koolaree this summer?
See the possibilities > > >

2023 Annual Report…

It was an enormously successful year!  Read all about it:

Pop Smillie II

It has finally happened!
Thank you to everyone who made our new boat campaign such a resounding success! We have recently taken delivery of the first ever BRAND NEW boat to Camp Koolaree! We couldn’t be more thankful and more excited.
What is special about this boat other than it being new?
It’s a landing craft – the entire front comes down onto a beach to create a ramp. This will allow for greater accessibility for those with mobility needs, as well as safer transport of all of the goods and supplies we need to keep camp running on a daily basis.
We have lovingly named the boat the “Pop Smillie II,” honouring the very first boat that transported campers across the lake to Koolaree. We hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone, and we will see you on the lake next summer!


 Ferraro Foods
Gift Cards Fundraiser

Camp Koolaree is selling Ferraro Foods gift cards to raise money to help support more children to attend Camp and to raise funds for a new boat. 

Helping Camp Koolaree has never been easier! Buying your groceries with a gift card bought through Camp Koolaree brings money to the Camp at no extra cost to yourself.
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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 aGift 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.


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