In just a couple of weeks, the Agur Lake Camp will welcome its first guests. But the public can get a sneak preview Saturday at the grand opening celebration.
The camp is geared to families that include at least one member whose special needs would make a holiday in a normal wilderness cabin impossible because of the physical barriers. Grand opening activities run from 12-5 p.m. Events include food, entertainment and presentations. Lunch, available by donation, will be cooked by the Peachland Rotary Club with supplies from Summerland IGA. The entertainment will include drummers, dancers and face painting.
Agur Lake Camp, about 20 kilometres west of Summerland, was given life in 2001 when Bonnar Dowler gathered a group of people to help realize his dream of providing families a barrier-free nature experience. The family of Robin Agur donated a few acres of land and additional Crown land was leased.
Instructions for renting cabins, which costs $125 a night, can be found at www.agurlakecamp.ca. For more information or to volunteer call 250-809-7130.