If making new friends, participating in outdoor activities and listening to camp stories appeals to your children, then Camp Likely is the place to be this summer.
Camp Likely offers four weeks of camps for children ages six through 16 on the shores of Quesnel Lake.
Staff training has already started in preparation for the first camp, scheduled to get underway July 22 for children aged six to eight years old.
Camp director Kate Reid, who will be at Camp Likely for her seventh year this summer, said the camp accepts 50 children per week per camp throughout the summer.
“Camp is the best time of a kid’s life,” said Reid. “I love being a part of that and the sense of community that is at Camp Likely.”
Reid said campers build confidence, gain independence and make new memories at Camp Likely, which provides two camp counsellors for every eight children.
Activities include tubing, crafts, a climbing wall, archery and water sports.
For families who cannot afford to send their children to camp, Reid said there are seven camper bursaries available to apply for.
This year Mount Polley sponsored five of those spots after the Mount Polley Mine Breach Aug. 4, 2014 impacted activities at the camp last year.
Reid said last year’s breach was certainly a bonding experience for the staff and campers with many positive stories coming to light, such as Save-On-Foods sending a semi-truckload of bottled water down the long wilderness road to camp.
“We didn’t expect a semi-truck in camp,” Reid said.
For more information on Camp Likely check out their website at camplikely.com.