The Lorne Brown Memorial fund was established in 2002 with an investment in the Vancouver Foundation which manages the fund on behalf of the BCCA.  Earnings are paid out each year and used to provide camperships to underprivileged families.

Who was Lorne Brown?

Lorne was a modern pioneer in the broad field of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Outdoor Education. During his career, among many other professional undertakings, he served as President of the BCCA, Chairman of the University of B.C. Camping, Outdoor Education and Conservation Committee, and was a fellow of the American School Health Association.  He also organized the First Commonwealth Conference in Physical Education in Vancouver in 1954.

From 1961 to 1976, Lorne and his wife May owned and operated Camp Deka in the Cariboo. Lorne died at his Vancouver home in early January 1976.  More info about Lorne can be found here.

How to apply?

All BCCA Accredited Camps are automatically entered into a draw. Funds are received as camperships and announced at the annual BC Camps Conference.

Contributing to the Fund

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