Regional district grant funds office at Agur Lake Camp

Agur Lake Camp will be hosting its first campers this summer, with opening date set for July 6

A $35,440 grant will help the Agur Lake Camp Society establish a permanent administration office.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen committed the money during its budget process.

“The society has wanted to create a physical administrative presence since March 2012,” society president Carla Ohmenzetter said in a press release.

“We feel this is the best way for prospective donors, clients and the general public to visit with us, view progress and evaluate the benefits of participation.”

The release did not provide details about the new office location. The camp itself, about 20 kilometres west of Summerland, is a barrier-free facility that now boasts three cabins and 1,500 metres of wheelchair-accessible trails.

In its grant application, the society noted there are approximately 150 families in the region, and 52,000 in B.C., who could benefit from a visit to the camp.

The RDOS has budgeted a total of $182,740 this year for community grants in aid.

Shaw Communications has also pledged to cover the cost for building a fire pit at Agur Lake Camp.  The fire pit will allow people with special needs to get close enough to toast marshmallows, but far enough away to be out of danger.

Agur Lake Camp will be hosting its first campers this summer. Opening date will be July 6.