At their meeting Wednesday night Flin Flon Lions Club Vice-President Andy Wasylciw presented Simon House Bible Camp with a cheque for five thousand dollars for Camp upgrades. Camp Director Darrell Janzen told the Club they get 350 to 400 campers per summer at their Camp in Grass River Provincial Park with more than half from Flin Flon and the rest from numerous communities across the north. He explained they are a Bible Camp so some people kind of assume they are a club for Christian kids but they get about 89 percent of their kids coming from homes that have nothing to do with going to church and they come and have some great experiences learning things like team building, working with some of their peers and one of the things he’s seen is they have kids that come from all kinds of backgrounds, all kinds of abilities, all kinds of whatever and they’re able to work together to accomplish what they need to do.
Janzen added they keep their fees low but have the Sunshine Fund for those who cannot afford camp. He noted they have a lot of water activities, archery, climbing, drama, games and time for kids to sit and talk with their Camp workers. He says they need a new climbing wall, another cabin and ongoing maintenance.