Agur Lake Camp has begun its preparations for a summer opening. Accumulated tree and branch cuttings piled up last summer were burnt last month.
Snow still covers the camp, making it an ideal time to do a burn.
Since the road into camp is still impassible, volunteers trekked in over the snow.
Though Agur Lake Camp Society was incorporated in 2004, the dream of a wilderness camp for families with members who have disabilities has taken nine years to reach fruition.
The generosity of the community and the tireless work of volunteers have created two furnished cabins with necessary water and electrical power and made trails ready for the first campers this summer.
The snow will have melted by early May, and cars will drive in bringing the volunteers and service people who will make the site ready for the first campers in July.
Over the winter, volunteer committees have been planning and making lists of things to be done so everything is ready for opening day.
Planning included creating an inventory of small items, like utensils and appliances needed for the kitchen, or emergency equipment needed to ensure the safety of guests, then acquiring them.
Planning for major items started well in advance of opening day.
Behind the scenes board members and committees are busier than they have ever been. With an Annual General Meeting coming up on April 16 additional volunteers are being enlisted.
Positions are available on the board and on the operations, building and development committees.
Information about Agur Lake Camp is available on its website at www.agurlakecamp.ca.
Enquiries can be made by letter to Agur Lake Camp, Box 1723, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0, or email to [email protected], or phone 1-250-809-7130.