Camp Shagabec Benefits From Extraordinary Kindness

Aug 18, 2010

If you or someone you know is attending one of the many camps offered by Camp Shagabec next summer, you will notice a few new items around the grounds. The camp has recently added a rock climbing structure and an archery range to the many activities available at the camp. Wonderful stories are behind the building of both these new amenities. The lumber for the climbing wall was graciously donated by the Southwest Co-op in Maple Creek. This unique wall allows several children at a time to climb around a challenging five-walled structure. The wall was completed by the end of July, and the campers were thrilled to try it out. The committee had also decided to bring the popular activity of archery back, but when the camp manager went to pick-up new strings for the camp’s bows at Lane’s Archery in Lethbridge, AB, he was encouraged to replace the aging equipment. The new high quality bows, at $200 a piece, were going to quickly eat up the camp’s activity budget. Luckily, a fellow patron had overheard the camp manager’s conversation with the store owner, and asked if he could purchase FOUR new bows for the camp! When asked why the stranger had chosen to help out a camp that he had never heard of before, he said, “If you are helping to get kids out of the house and off of the couch, then I want to help you out.” It goes to show you that there still are amazing and generous people out there!