Camp Whitley names Strandlund interim director

The Camp Whitley Board of Directors recently announced that Lauren Strandlund, the assistant director from 2013, will be stepping into the role of interim director for the summer of 2014. During the summer of 2013, Camp Whitley began a new era with a new director, Josh Wall. In addition to being an elementary teacher and Camp Whitley director, Wall is an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Camp Whitley is “proud” that Wall will be serving the country during the summer of 2014 in training sessions, however, that means he will not be able to serve as the director for this summer. Camp Whitley is “proud” of the work Wall and Strandlund completed last summer as the leaders of camp, and are “excited” about the forward progression of camp that Strandlund will continue in the wake of Wall’s Army training. Open houseThe Camp Whitley 5K Fun Run/Walk, pancake breakfast and open house will be Sunday, June 8 at 8 a.m. All past, current, and future campers of Camp Whitley as well as their parents, and all friends of Camp Whitley are invited to come visit camp and welcome back Strandlund.Camp datesCamp Whitley will once again be offering a summer residential camp opportunity for boys and girls ages 7 through 14 in Whitley County this summer. The following are the dates for each age group: Fun Night, June 13-14 ­— First time campers ages 7 through 8. The event requires a non-refundable deposit of $20 to register. The $20 deposit may then be transferred to the full week registration fee.Boys 7-8 — June 15-21Boys 9-11 — June 22-28Boys 12-14 — June 29–July 5Girls 12-14 — July 6–12Girls 9-11 — July 13-19Girls 7-8 ­— July 20-26The fee for a week of camp at Camp Whitley is $285 per week. The board of directors “understand the need to keep the fee low, and are proud that the quality of camp programming remains the highest in the area, but is still at an affordable rate.” There will be limited scholarships available. For further information regarding Camp Whitley or for a registration form, visit