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BC wildfires reroute summer camp to Grande Prairie

A group of Alberta kids that were set to go to camp in southern BC have been rerouted to Grande Prairie due to wildfires. Area Director for Young Life for the Peace Country Dylan Bressey explains that he invited the kids to the area so they wouldn’t have to miss their camp. He says it isn’t fair to let them sit at home disappointed.

“One thing we are going to do is Bear Creek Bible Camp is opening up the doors for us on Saturday afternoon. We are going on their giant swing, we will be doing paintball, and kayaking. We are reaching out to all sorts of organizations. These include sports out at the GPRC gym.”

Other plans include a 100 person nerf fight and a game of Mission Impossible. The kids will be taking part in activities at the Eastlink Centre as well with swimming and the flow rider.

Bressey explains that the biggest thing they need right now is volunteers.

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“We really believe in giving the kids really good home cooking for our summer camps. We have a group from Edmonton to give them great food. We need some locals along side them to serve that food and do dishes after they eat. We need a lot of people to make this happen.”

The kids are travelling from places like Calgary, Edmonton and Slave Lake. There is around 100 kids coming to the region.

“We have had some kids say that they wanted to come on this trip because it sounds awesome. We do charge for summer camps. We do offer scholarship and fundraising opportunities to get to camp. Some of these kids have been raising money for months to be able to go. We are giving the kids a large refund but keeping some of the money to cover food and transportation.”

You can get updates on the progress of the impromptu camp on the Young Life website.

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