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One of four summer camps closed in Southern Interior finds new management

The Silver Lake Camp in Peachland will be open for 2016.
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May 30, 2016 - 2:30 PM

PEACHLAND – Good news summer campers.

At least one of the four Interior summer camps that shut down recently will be back in action this year.

Last year the YMCA made the decision to close Silver Lake Camp, which they've managed and operated since 2011. At the time the YMCA issued a statement saying they hoped a new operator could be found, and now, according to a brief post to their Facebook page over the weekend, that hope has become a reality.

“Silver Lake Camp in Peachland Under New Management 2016,” the post says.

The post does not specify who the new operators are. An email to the camp and a call to YMCA Okanagan were not returned.

Silver Lake was the fourth summer camp that suspended operation last year in the Interior, with Camp Hurlburt sold to the North Okanagan Regional District following a decline in attendance and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club also announcing they would be closing Camp Arrowflight due to rising costs.

The Clearwater Bible Camp also announced it would be selling its property on Old Thompson Highway north of Kamloops. The listing realtor says the decision to sell was made when no one could be found to manage the camp.

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