Happy New Year!
Posted by Eric on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | No Comments
From Mitch, PLVC Executive Director:
A new year and new opportunities!
2011 was a landmark year in Pretty Lake’s history. We started the year by kicking off our “Pretty Amazing” Campaign with preliminary pledges of about $50,000, and we ended the year approaching $1.8 Million on our way to our goal of $2.3 Million! There was a lot of hard work and long days as part of this effort, but what great progress we have made thanks to the wonderful support of our community.
Another historic event happened on July 1st when the Camp and Adventure Centre combined into one organization. We are very excited about the possibilities in front of this new organization. The staff of the two organizations has come together quickly and I think great program opportunities are in store for us in the future!
And of course, let’s not forget about our primary mission — we had 858 children visit camp in 2011! Thanks to Camp Director Lisa Ruiter’s hard work, our summer staff keeps getting better every year, and our goal is always to provide a memorable camp experience for all of the children that visit us each year.
Even as we celebrate all that was accomplished in 2011, there is still a lot of work to be done. Our goal for 2012 will be to continuously improve in all aspects of the organization, including developing and delivering great programs from our Summer Camp, the Adventure Centre, and the Farm. We hope that we will have enough community support to see the finish line on our campaign, and begin the construction phase. We have already scheduled our new playground to be completed in late April!
Thank all of you for your time, energy, and support for the “community’s camp.” Stay tuned to our web site for our progress and join in spreading the good news about Pretty Lake Camp!