A new access road is complete to the future site of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Youth Leadership Camp at Sylvia Lake.
Premier Greg Selinger marked the occasion in Whiteshell Provincial Park on Tuesday alongside Dave Newnham, vice-president and executive director of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
“It’s important for children to have a chance to explore, recharge, learn about nature and experience the wilderness, and I commend the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation for making that possible for kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity,” Selinger said.
The province has put forward $2.1 million for road access, communication and hydro services to the site. The multimillion-dollar camp will include a main lodge, three bunkhouses, a gathering space for arts and crafts, maintenance area, staff area, wellness centre, pump house, 22 yurts and two water-front sheds. The site plan also incorporates camping features such as an outdoor challenge area, sports field, central campfire area, and areas for swimming, canoeing or kayaking with three docks.
The camp plans to be operational by 2015.