Open house and reunion at Camp Weredale: so many stories to tell...

Open house and reunion at Camp Weredale: so many stories to tell...
Date: 2023-08-24 12:00 AM

Saturday, August 24th, the day promises to be beautiful all around.

This day had a double vocation camp Weredale chose it to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the camp's foundation by inviting the population of St-Hippolyte to an open house, and on the other hand, the camp's alumni wanted to organize a reunion.

The people of St-Hippolyte, went there in the morning to visit the camp facilities. City Councillor Bruno Allard was there and met with the camp authorities to tour the site. He was delighted with his visit.

While there, the alumni walked the trails and the familiar pathways, and the buildings, and cried with joy when they saw each other again after so many years.

An exceptional site

The first thing that catches your eye when you are on the campsite is the splendor of lac l’Achigan up ahead. It is also the rich welcome extended to those who come to check on the camp or to learn more about its mission.

A stay like a gift

It is obvious that Camp Weredale has functioned all this time out of compassion for the young people. Today, more than three-quarters of the campers who come campers come from families whose annual salary does not exceed 28 000 $. It is therefore in collaboration with community organizations that Camp Weredale can accommodate, from June to August, 300 young people from families in need. These young people do not have it easy. Sooner rather than later, they will face challenges. The camp will provide them with wonderful opportunities to socialize, open up to others, make peace with themselves, and touch the bits of simple happiness that are so present in a unique natural setting. Although each youth has his or her own story, camp heals wounds and can serve as a stepping stone for a better future.