Another Camping Season Comes to a Close

Aug 28, 2010

Camp Shagabec, the United Church summer camp located in the Cypress Hills, has had another extremely busy season. In total the camp was able to host 300 campers through the eight different camps they offered over the course of the summer! The bulk of the campers are coming from many of the communities in Southwest Saskatchewan, but a growing number of the campers are coming from southern and central Alberta. When asked about the camp’s on-going success, the camp manager, Dave Fletcher said, “No matter what your age, Shagabec always has something new and fun to offer. No matter what is going on in your life, Shagabec has laughs and acceptance waiting for you.” “We couldn’t make the magic of Camp Shagabec happen without our volunteers,” says committee member and cook, Katherine Fletcher. “We are very lucky to have so many wonderful people involved with the program, committee, and staff. We also greatly appreciate the donations and supplies that come in from all over southern Saskatchewan and Alberta. The kindness of many keeps this camp strong.” The camp was sad to hear that a very committed and dedicated committee member of 23 years, Heather Macnab (Piapot), would be retiring from her position. Her presence and input into the camp will be missed. The committee is already busy with plans for the next season of camps. There are some smaller positions that need to be filled on the camp committee. With the belief that “many hands make light work”, it is hoped that volunteers from various communities within the presbytery will be able to lend a hand. If you would like to join the Shagabec team, visit their website at or contact the committee chair person, Jen Pridmore.