During our Junior Teens Camp we were delighted to introduce a new water toy. On Tuesday July 19 we assembled and secured our new water trampoline complete with running track around it. This new toy can accommodate 13 people playing simultaneously. The trampoline replaces our old trampoline that had served us well for numerous years but was limited to 5 people playing at one time. We anticipate our new version being an even bigger hit than its’ predecessor.
Over the last year the board of Kawkawa Camp and Retreat have been working hard to think about the future of the Camp. In April 2016 the board developed and adopted a plan which highlights the future direction of the camp and a yearly plan.
Yearly Plan as agreed by Kawkawa Board April 2016
A number of years ago a few men from the Fraser Valley had the vision of raising funds to provide kids and young people who could perhaps not afford to pay for a week of camp the opportunity gain camp scholarships. Last year through the generous support of a few individuals and a Fundraising Concert held at Sevenoaks Alliance Church in Abbotsford enough money was raised to provide full scholarships for over 40 young people to attend Kawkawa Camp.
Once again in 2016 the same people want to continue sending kids to camp. On Friday April 29th at 7pm in Sevenoaks Alliance Church another fundraising concert will be held. The concert will feature performances by Father’s Daughter (Abbotsford), Keepers of the Faith (Seattle) and Blackwood Quartet (Tennessee). A collection will be taken during the concert. All donations received on the evening will go directly towards providing scholarships for kids.
A huge thanks to Peter So for supplying many of the scenery shots for our website. Peter certainly has a wonderful eye for a great picture. Why no check out his Facebook page to see more of his work. We have compiled a few of his shots of Kawkawa in a slideshow.