Big White Community Summer Camp
The second annual Big White Community Summer Camp is in full swing on the mountain with an average of 17 kids from 5 to 12 years old attending every day from 10am to 4pm for adventures, activities and fun!
Led by Lucas Casey, temporary Aussie resident of Big White, and Sara Vanderborn, a Grade 11 student from Beaverdell, the kids are enjoying everything from hiking, kite making, painting and slip n’ slide, to learning all about how Ski Patrol works and experiencing bush craft on the overnight camp out to come next week!
The summer camp daily activity program means that Big White kids are kept active throughout the summer without parents having to pay for day care or trek into Kelowna daily to find fun activities! The camp is funded partially by Human Resources Development Canada under their summer student program, and partially by the BWCS PAC. Globe supplies a Thursday hot lunch program to entice the kids to try new healthy kid friendly foods, and so far so good....the “pink” wraps were a hit with the girls for sure! A great team of volunteer parents complete the picture, driving the camp kids down to Kelowna or elsewhere for field trip Tuesdays.
Last week sailing day at the Yacht Club, this week Energyplex, next week Idabel Lake......wow what a summer these Big White kids are having! Have overheard on a number of occasions already though....”We can’t wait for the snow to start!”....despite the beauty of our summer up here, you’ll never convince these youngsters that there’s anything better than this mountain in winter!