YMCA spinning to send kids to camp

Spinning for kids will help send them to Peachland’s Silver Lake for a week-long camp.

Spinning for kids will help send them to Peachland’s Silver Lake for a week-long camp.

It’s a fundraising initiative by YMCA that will take place June 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 50 Calgary Ave.

YMCA program facilitator David Oosterveld said they are looking for five more teams of four to raise $350 per kid, to send 12 kids to camp.

“It’s a great cause,” said Oosterveld. “Sending kids to camp, you can’t underestimate that experience. Getting in a canoe, sleeping in a cabin, shooting arrows. Kids being kids. Drop the controller and pick up a canoe paddle.”

Kids will get the chance to enjoy other activities such as geocaching and hiking, high and low ropes, swimming and water trampoline.

Team spin times (45 minutes) will be established once the registration is complete. To raise money, teams have the option of using the YMCA’s online method at ymcastrongkids.ca. You can register as an individual or team. Follow the steps under Be a Fundraiser.

To register for the event, contact Robert Bryce at rbryce@ymcaokanagan.ca or call 250-770-5627, ext. 101.