Goblin run helps send kids to Blue Lake Camp

On October 26, Blue Lake Centre will host the first Annual Goblin Gallop Walk/Run for Camp.

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On October 26, Blue Lake Centre will host the first Annual Goblin Gallop Walk/Run for Camp. 100% of the proceeds will go to Blue Lake Centre to help support youth camp programs. This family friendly 4km or 8km walk/run event is for all ages and abilities and participants are encouraged to dress up in their wildest funniest or scariest costume.

Starting at the College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus, the course will follow trails through the Cranbrook Community Forest. Timing will be provided by the Bigfoot Running Club and memberships to the Cranbrook Community Forest Society will be available. Those who cannot make it to the event can join the virtual run and register, collect pledges, and walk/run a 4km or 8km distance on their own, at their own pace, in the location of their choice.

Pledge forms are available, although not required to participate, and those who raise 100 dollars or more will win prizes such as tee shirts, a stay at Blue Lake Lodge, or registration for Summer Camp. Registration forms are available online and fees are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (6- 17).  0-5 years are free, and Family/Team of 4 is $40.

Blue Lake Centre is a renowned forest education centre located 45 minutes South of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. and 90 minutes North of Cranbrook, BC. For over 35 years, the unique wilderness setting and quality environment education programs have made it a top destination for school programs, camp programs, and outdoor youth leadership training.

Blue Lake Centre is operated by Blue Lake Forest Education Society, a non-profit charity organization that provides programming targeting local environmental issues and sustainability practices related to forests, wildlife, soils, water, biodiversity and alternative energy. The camp community is a positive and supportive environment allowing campers to develop independence, confidence, and skills to succeed in life. Hands on lessons and traditional camp activities make the camp experience fun and educational. The impact from attending camp can last a lifetime.

Blue Lake Forest Education Society has recognized the need for all children and youth to have the opportunity to experience camp life. To address this need the Society has developed a Campership program that allows businesses and individuals to support children who would not otherwise be able to attend summer camp. Donations can be made at any time, and fundraisers are planned throughout the year.

For more information about Camperships, or to register for the Goblin Gallop, visit the Blue Lake Centre website at www.bluelakecentre.com or call 250-426-3676.