Full Steam Ahead! Que­bec Lodge Back on Track

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

For

the new Que­bec Lodge Camp it’s full steam ahead! There were many un­for­tu­nate de­lays along the way but they were the op­por­tu­nity to care­fully re­fine the mis­sion of the new camp and to de­sign a cur­ricu­lum that com­ple­ments the Que­bec Lodge Foun­da­tion’s com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship and preser­va­tion. Work­ing with fac­ulty and stu­dents from Bishop’s Univer­sity, the Foun­da­tion has de­signed an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme which will take ad­van­tage of the rich nat­u­ral re­sources on the prop­erty it­self and in the Lake Mas­saw­ippi area. As the camp be­gins full op­er­a­tion, the part­ner­ship with Bishop’s Univer­sity will con­tinue. Cur­rent plans call for the open­ing of a day camp in the sum­mer of 2016. In­fra­struc­ture and fa­cil­i­ties for a residential camp will con­tinue to be de­vel­oped with a tar­get of wel­com­ing res­i­dent campers dur­ing the sum­mer of 2017. In the in­terim, the Foun­da­tion will con­tinue to con­sult with the Mas­saw­ippi Foun­da­tion about cre­at­ing a large na­ture pre­serve on the prop­erty.

While fund­ing com­mit­ments for the new Que­bec Lodge Camp had been suc­cess­fully se­cured in early 2013, sev­eral un­fore­seen ob­sta­cles pre­cluded a quick im­ple­men­ta­tion of the de­vel­op­ment plans. Thank­fully, the Bishop of the Angli­can Dio­cese of Que­bec is now pre­pared to trans­fer the prop­erty to the Foun­da­tion. Site prepa­ra­tion and pro­gramme de­vel­op­ment have be­gun in earnest.

At this time the Que­bec Lodge Foun­da­tion is ex­cited about the prospect of bring­ing its dream to re­al­ity. “While it took courage and per­se­ver­ance to keep our spir­its up in the face of these sig­nif­i­cant de­lays,” noted Foun­da­tion Chair Ruth Sheeran, “we are now newly en­er­gized and look­ing for­ward en­thu­si­as­ti­cally to open­ing our camp for the young peo­ple of Que­bec and be­yond.”

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the Que­bec Lodge Foun­da­tion at (819) 574-7568 or at que­be­clodge­foun­da­tion@gmail.com.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.