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Seven Recipients of CCA Awards

Posted on September 23, 2013 by CCA Communications Committee

We are proud to announce the recipients of two significant awards presented by the CCA for the 2012 season.

Please consider nominating a deserving camping leader in your province to receive a CCA 2013 Award. Any member of CCA, including individuals, may submit an online nomination by the October 31, 2013 deadline.

Jack Pearse Award of Honour

For Outstanding Service to the National Organization

Dr. Troy Glover, Associate Professor, Director of the Healthy Communities Research Network, University of Waterloo, directed the six-year study, The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, which proved the great benefits of camp for children and youth. The results of this lengthy research give credence to the camping industry.

For many years, Brian Ward Hall of BackCheck educated and worked with camping leaders and financially supported the camping industry.

Harry Edwards (left) CCA President, Brian Ward-Hall (centre) Director of Sales-Specialty Market, Stephen Dinesen (right) Senior Vice President, BackCheck

CCA Award of Excellence

For outstanding contributions within a province

For over twenty years, Kim Scherger, past Board member of the Manitoba Camping Association, has served as Executive Director of Luther Village with passion and commitment. Under her capable leadership the camp has grown while she has mentored countless campers, staff and volunteers.

Kim Coursey has been on the staff of Red Rock Camp since 1979; he is currently the Executive Director. Kim has served on the Board of Christian Camping International and has served the Manitoba Camping Association in many capacities.

Since 1988, Directors Lyle and Beverley Beswitherick have devoted their lives to Circle Square Ranch in Austin, Manitoba. As a dynamic team, they have improved the camp and served the campers and staff with love, care and compassion. They have served on the Manitoba Camping Association Board of Directors and in other capacities related to the Standards and Accreditation program, and the Sunshine Fund.

In 1976, Arthur Lowen and friend, Dave Griffin, shared a vision of bringing together the leaders of the Christian Camps in British Columbia. What began with a conference in 1977 developed into the founding of the Fellowship of Christian Camps of British Columbia in 1997 and annual conferences since the first one in 1977. Since 1997, Arthur, now a retired high school mathematics teacher, has served on the executive of the Fellowship of Christian Camps of BC as well as several other camp boards.

Harry Edwards (left) CCA President, Arthur Lowen (centre), Pam Chater (right) BC Provincial Rep

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