The Eric Woodward Foundation has collaborated with Keats Camps to provide scholarships for kids from the Township of Langley to attend summer camp.
There are only four weeks open this summer due to COVID, which run for five nights each.
Six spots from each week will be held for kids from the Township of Langley.
This year, camp is open to kids entering grades 6 to 12. Next year it will open up to younger ages.
Scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance, partial or full, up to $650.
Eric Woodward explained that the scholarship program is a two year commitment of $25,000 that should help up to about 75 kids.
“Summer camp is something I didn’t have the chance to experience as a kid myself,” Woodward said. “It is great to be able to support some Langley kids without the opportunity to have a chance to go. The idea is for these spots to be for kids that would not otherwise be able to go.”
Keats Camps was established in the summer of 1926 through the ministry of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada on Keats Island in the Howe Sound.
“Supporting summer camp was an idea we have had for a while, and putting some of our filming revenue from this past spring, to give it back, put it towards a unique program for the community,” Woodward explained. “We selected Keats Camp initially because of some great feedback from friends, and the truly unique experience they offer on the island, with activities on the water and on land, from paddle boarding to low and high ropes.”
Wakeboarding, high ropes, ziplining, climbing, and of course, making new friends, are all on the program.
Information can be found at https://keatscamps.com/summer-2021 while applications can be downloaded at keatscamps.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Campership-Application.pdf.
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