A camp on Bowen Island designed to help blind Canadians is launching an online fundraising campaign as they face funding shortages.
Camp Bowen coordinator Alex Jurgenssen says they are the only camp like this in Western Canada.
“The services we provide fill a much needed gap in the current independent living skills training. Skills that campers pick up are very important to making sure people can live as productive and independent lives as possible.”
The camp has been forced to move from a program previously held throughout the year to only being open in the summer because of money shortages.
Jurgenssen says funding problems have forced them to cut the camp from being open throughout the year to just in the summer.
“As an alumni of the program, it’s our responsibility to make sure the next generation gets the same level of treatment that we did.”
The camp is now holding an online fundraising campaign and is hoping to raise over a million dollars.