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Summer Camps go ahead at Heritage Shipyard

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Summer Camps go ahead at Heritage Shipyard

CCGS Miskanaw at Heritage Shipyard//Photo from Fort McMurray Heritage Society

Things at Heritage Village and Heritage Shipyard won’t be back to normal for a while, but they are still hosting camps for kids this summer.

Program and Office Manager Tammy Plowman says the facilities were to undergo rebranding during May, but that was delayed by the Wildfire, however the summer camps will be going ahead.

Plowman says there are some slight modifications to the camps.

“We’re going to be at the Heritage Shipyards this year. We’re going to run nine camps, we have two theatre camps running, six pioneer camps, and one little pioneer camp pre-school,” says Plowman.

She adds,”I am nearly booked up but we do have a little bit of availability in four camps left. So one is our three week theatre camp, one is our Let’s Make a Storybook and the other two are Northern Lights Brigade and Woodland Pals.”

It’s been a rough few years for the local historical society with floods damaging the original park and the wildfire slowing things down for the re-build.

Plowman says they can’t offer the camps free of charge but understand some families may be in a bit of a bind financially so will accept donations instead.

“I think it’s been a crazy time for everybody, but I think these little guys need a place to go and just have fun and forget about, maybe what’s happened for just that day or just that week,” says Plowman.

For details on the camps check out this link.

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