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Climbing wall being built at Camp Tamarack

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Camp Tamarack will be getting a climbing wall that stands about 32 feet tall. Board member for Camp Tamarack Association Ken Belke explains it will mean more programming once complete.

“Number one, it is impressive. It is something that when you walk up you say well I think I want to do that. It’s huge. There is flexibility on this thing for programming, there is so many different courses and abilities levels.”

The apparatus will be three sided with six different routes going up. Belke says it is one of two of this calibre in the province. The planning for the project coincided with the Adventure Course in 2013.

“We decided we would put in the initial phase and we thought we would see how it worked out. We have been so happy with the programming that come with the elements that were built. This is just a logical progression to finish it off.”

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With a price tag coming in around $74,000, construction is set to finish up at the beginning of June. Belke says he’s grateful for the community’s continued support.

“The support over all these is what we’ve been able to build up the money in order to do these type of projects and keep the programming going out to the community that we feel Camp Tamarack’s all about,” he says. “When you go out and buy a ticket for Cash and Camping, some of that money goes towards this project right here… this is your money going to work.”

Registration is already open for summer camps online at camptamarack.ca and Belke encourages youth and other groups looking to book for the fall to get in touch ASAP.

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