Caitlyn’s Gazebo

By June 14, 2009Uncategorized

Last summer a long time camper, Caitlyn, passed away after a struggle with brain cancer. She had attended Kintail for ten years and many staff knew and loved Caitlyn. We were overwhelmed when her family designated Kintail as one of the places people could donate in memory of Caitlyn. The 2008 staff were determined that we remember Caitlyn and honour her love of Kintail. The camp made a decision to build a gazebo with the funds donated in Caitlyn’s memory and to match the money ourselves. When we told the contractor who has done the renovations to the Lodge this spring Caitlyn’s story, he donated his labour to this project. Building “Caitlyn’s Gazebo” has truly been a labour of love for all involved this spring. The gazebo is now built and up at the camp, you will see it in front of MacDonald Lodge when you drive into the site. It is beautiful, and will fit a cabin for FLASH, devotions, rainy day activities, a meal out, or as a stopping place to rest and relax.
One of Caitlyn’s counsellors, Lyra, has volunteered to plant some flowers around the gazebo, so this beautiful space will become even more beautiful in the weeks ahead.

Yeti (maintenance) and Mallard (alumni) hard at work on building the gazebo.

The gazebo will be dedicated on June 27th, at the Camp Open House & Staff Commissioning. We hope you can join us for this special day.

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