Camp Mas­saw­ippi Vis­its the Boundary Ro­tary Club

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Jan Draper, spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion

Re­cently the Ro­tary Club of the Boundary was for­tu­nate to be given a pre­view of im­por­tant de­vel­op­ments at Camp Mas­saw­ippi. Camp Di­rec­tor, Nathalie Roy and the new Camp Manger, Vir­ginie Cousineau, came to give the club an over­view of the changes be­ing made to make the mag­nif­i­cent fa­cil­i­ties ac­ces­si­ble to a much broader range of clients.

In the past, the Camp has pre­dom­i­nantly catered to the needs of young people un­der the aus­pices of the McKay Cen­tre, Mon­treal, which the Boundary Ro­tary Club has sup­ported for many years. Start­ing this year, the Camp will also be avail­able to the youth of the area as a weekly day-camp with full ac­cess to a very wide range of wa­ter-based and other ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Camp will, of course, con­tinue to of­fer ser­vices to its tra­di­tional campers and their par­ents/care givers, with additional op­por­tu­ni­ties for Respite on cer­tain week-ends through the Win­ter. The Camp is also look­ing to the fu­ture with other in­come-gen­er­at­ing and fund-rais­ing projects, spear­headed by Camp Di­rec­tor, Nathalie Roy, in­clud­ing a pub­lic­ity cam­paign start­ing shortly in the lo­cal me­dia. Nathalie also in­tro­duced the new Camp Manger, Vir­ginie Cousineau, who will take charge of all as­pects of the day-to-day run­ning this year.

The Ro­tary Club of the Boundary spon­sors an an­nual Car­ni­val Day at the Camp, has funded a num­ber of its needs and helped build in­fra­struc­ture over many years and plans to con­tinue to do so. More in­for­ma­tion on the Camp can be ob­tained from: info. camp­mas­saw­ippi@gmail.com or by phone at 819 838-4707

Boundary Ro­tar­i­ans Paul

Wolfe and Dick Fletcher at play a game with a camper at the an­nual Car­ni­val at Camp Mas­saw­ippi.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

Mem­bers of the Boundary Club with a camper and a coun­sel­lor from Camp Mass

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