MacKenzie Camp is a summer kids’ camp on beautiful Mabel Lake, 35 km east of Enderby, B.C. Since 1947, it has been sharing love of Creation and hope for the future with thousands of children and youth from the Shuswap, the Okanagan Valley, and around the world. Adults too! Awesome staff, chaplains, and volunteers make it a welcoming and wonderous place, regardless of denomination. MacKenzie is a Camp and Retreat Centre of the United Church of Canada.
We wish you a New Year that just keeps getting better and better! MacKenzie is accredited by both the United Church of Canada and the British Columbia Camping Association (BCCA). Representatives of the BCCA and the Canadian Camping Association have been in discussions with the federal government to make them aware of the importance of camps to Canadian kids, and to what we need in order to re-open our doors when the epidemic is finally overcome. Want to help? Drop your MLA and MP a letter about it. If you’re not sure about what to say, have a look (at right) at what we’ve written to our MLA, Harwinder Sandhu.
Speaking of Summer …
The situation with COVID being so unpredictable, we won’t make a decision about MacKenzie’s 2021 summer programming until the end of February. Our hopes are high, but whatever we offer requires the approval of our Health authorities and the BC Camping Association. So we wait. In the meantime, if you’re feeling cold, nestle down with this video from last August, when the electrical lines to each of the cabins were being installed. Crank up the sound so you can hear the birds!