Recipient: Ootsa Lake Bible Camp Society
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Business Development
Strategy: Tourism-Recreational Infrastructure
Description: Ootsa Lake Bible Camp began in 1956 and its main purpose is to give children and youth an opportunity to make new friends, learn life skills and to become acquainted with their Creator. One of the purposes behind the new and expanded lodge is that more programs can be added for special needs groups such as seniors, families, and people with disabilities. In addition, the camp is available to any local community group for retreats, training, and entertainment. It is a focal point of the rural Ootsa community. The goal of its Board of Directors is to have the new 10-bedroom lodge completed in 2002. The new lodge is to have washroom facilities on all floors, recreation / meeting room in the basement, a large meeting/dining room on the main floor, and a full kitchen. It will be wheel-chair accessible and useable year-round. Application was made to NKDF for participation in part of the construction costs.