AMHERST – Camp Tidnish was unsuccessful in its bid for $50,000 in funding from the Aviva Community Fund competition.
Aviva announced the results from the first round of voting on Wednesday, listing the finalists in the community development, community health, community resilience and community legacy categories.
The grand prize winners will be announced on Dec. 5.
Easter Seals Nova Scotia, which operates the accessible camp for children and adults, applied to the program in hopes of purchasing new accessible playground equipment for the facility that is owned by the Amherst Rotary Club.
Easter Seals’ approach to summer camp includes activities like adaptive canoe/kayak sessions, daily accessible swimming, yoga, and a variety of creative and adaptive sports and games that empathize being more physically active. It grows various types of food in its accessible raised garden beds and promotes the garden to plate philosophy of healthy eating.
The camp wanted to add an adaptive archery program and install a much-needed fully accessibly outdoor play space with ramps, rubber flooring, height adjustable equipment, roll on swing set and elevated sand boxes and lowered play items, such as game panels and accessible routes and paths.