Anniversary Open House and Dinner July 3, 2010
Tickets available now - call 519-461-0939
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning a full day at the camp with an open house, camp tours and special events, a dinner and entertainment at the nearby Komoka Community Center, and a campfire back at the camp. This day of celebration for our 50th anniversary will be on Saturday July 3rd, as a kickoff to the 2010 camping season. The open house runs from 11:00 to 4:00, with special ceremonies at 1:00 and BBQ lunch available all day. The open house and campfire are open to everyone at no cost. Doors open for the dinner at 4:00, with dinner being served around 5:00 and entertainment following. Dinner tickets are available for $20 each (children 12 and under free). Advance tickets only, request tickets from Todd Arthur before June 28 at 519-461-0939, or email email@example.com. If you'd like to print off a flyer for this event (perhaps you can post it somewhere to help promote the anniversary), we have a Microsoft Word document that you can print. Get your tickets now!
Do you have any pictures or video of the camp from the past 50 years? Or maybe you have some stories to share about your time at camp. If so we'd love to hear from you. We're collecting pictures, stories and other memorabilia to display at the camp, create a video and a memories book. You can contact the camp with your memorabilia, or send an email to Edward Avey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Whiting (email@example.com).
Together with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, and the TD Friends of the Environment Fund, we planted 50 trees to celebrate 50 years at the camp. The trees were planted on April 17, with a group of about 20 people helping plant the trees even though it was rather cool and wet (although the conditions were ideal if you were a new tree!). In the past decade or so there have been a large number of trees that have died or needed to be removed from the forest around the camp, due in part to the dry weather conditions of the past few years. The UTRCA helped pick out tree species that are native to our local ecosystem (Carolinian Oak Savanna) that will thrive and prosper for another 50 years or more. We planted 40 red oak, 5 sugar maple and 5 serviceberry. If you come by the camp, look carefully for the trees that have the plastic tree collar around their trunks - these are our "50th anniversary" trees!
Anniversary Fund Project
We have an anniversary fund to allow anyone with a connection to the camp to make a donation towards a project at the camp. The project we are working on to mark the 50th anniversary is a deck on the front of the office cabin. This is a project that has been proposed by many camp directors through the years, and we think that this is the perfect opportunity to finally get it done. The deck is being built in June and will be ready to be dedicated during the open house on July 3. We hope you will come and see the new deck, and donate to the anniversary fund to support this legacy of the 50th anniversary.
Keep up with the plans
In order to keep up on the plans and activities that are happening this year, you can join the Facebook group "Camp Kee-Mo-Kee 50th Anniversary in 2010". Also check back in at these anniversary pages for any updates or additional information.