Campers Contribute to Their Community

Posted on November 16, 2015 by CCA Communications Committee

In mid June 2015, the Town Council of Sundridge, Ontario, (population 1.000) called upon Camp Director, Jocelyn Palm, for help. She obliged.

The Sundridge Council knew that Jocelyn Palm, the Director of Glen Bernard Camp, was the former Executive Director of the Lifesaving Society. The town, located on the shores of Lake Bernard, despite limited funds and resources, wanted to provide a swim instruction program for its young residents. Joc agreed to work with the Council and provide instructors for two classes to run every weekday morning for two-week sessions repeated three times over the summer. The $30 fee per participant would go into the village revenues.

Each morning, the camp van transported the camp swim instructors the six kilometres to the town beach. The group returned to camp by lunch. One of the Counselor in Training Coordinators accompanied the qualified instructors drawn from a pool of thirty-three CITS. The town children benefitted while the CITs enjoyed the satisfaction of giving back to the local community by sharing a skill that they had acquired at camp.