Camp Kawartha

Beachfront Now Accessible!

With funding assistance from the Rick Hansen and J.P. Bickell Foundations we were able to construct an accessible pathway  allowing those with physical challenges to easily and safely make their way to the waterfront.

Due to the steepness of the grade down to the waterfront and the topography, accessing waterfront activities was very challenging.  However, the new pathway is a gradual packed incline that weaves its way to the waterfront and amphitheatre which connects kids to the many wonderful camp activities including our campfire circle, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and swimming .

Executive Director, Jacob Rodenburg noted at the recent opening of the pathway that Canada has over 2 million lakes and rivers, and people of all abilities should have opportunity to participate in those quintessentially Canadian pastimes of canoeing, kayaking and sailing.  Jacob feels that with care, thoughtful planning and investment, outdoor adventures can be made accessible to every child.