Camp Woolsey alumni campfire Sept. 7

CROWN POINT – A classic campfire on Saturday, Sept. 7 will be the focal point of celebrating 80 years of Camp Woolsey.

The event is being billed as an Alumni Campfire and will be hosted by the activist group Save Camp Woolsey.

Save Camp Woolsey formed after the June 2017 announcement by the Girl Guides of Canada to sell the facility as well as others the organization owned across the province. Some were closed in 2017 and 2018 and the remainder are scheduled to close this year.

“It is possible that a site may reverse its financial situation due to increased usage and if that is the case, we will certainly review the site for possible continuation, among the new experiences being offered,” the organization released in a statement. The campfire is being paired with a work weekend starting earlier that day.

The Alumni Campfire will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

“Past, present and future Camp Woolsey campers and camp staff – come to Council Fire and join us in celebrating 80 years of Woolsey as our second home,” Save Camp Woolsey said. “Families and community members welcome. Consider joining us for Camp Work Weekend too. We encourage you to gather your friends and family and carpool to camp. Unfortunately, overnight accommodations are not available at camp that weekend.”