This is Turkey writing, the new Assistant Director who started work at Camp Kintail during September 2015. The end of the summer does not signal the end of the fun and festivities. The fall season at Kintail was an extremely busy and successful season. Having visited Kintail in the fall of 2013, I was beyond excited to return to camp and see the progress that had been made, not only throughout the site and upgraded facilities, but also the programming. Over the next few posts, I’ll be providing a wrap up for those of you who did not get up to camp this fall. This first post will cover the many visitors we welcomed to camp this fall.
This fall we were kept busy as we welcomed 2 weddings, 11 school groups (overnight and day), 4 community groups, and 6 faith based rental groups. Every group we welcomed was a breath of fresh air and it was invigorating to see so many new people experiencing the magic of Kintail.
We had the pleasure of hosting two camp weddings this fall. Both occasions were simply magical and we were thrilled that the Brides, Grooms, and their families were able to have such memorable days and that the weather was more than cooperative. With each ceremony and reception, we were able to see the creativity that each party had in decorating the site to ensure their special day was everything they dreamed of. Camp Weddings are popular at Kintail so make an inquiry today!
Our school groups ranged from Student Councils, Phys Ed classes, University erosion studies, a film class, and various sports teams. Each group arrived from across Southwestern Ontario and brought with them an eagerness to foster their leadership capabilities and participate in various low ropes, high ropes, and challenge course activities. Every school or youth group was able to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in Kintail’s insulated cabins, each equipped with heaters and posturpedic mattresses. One of my favorite quotes came from a boy’s cabin who were here with their student council group. After arrival, as they settled into their cabins, one boy exclaimed “Wow! This is much better than what I was expecting. I think I’ll actually get a good night’s sleep!”
In my next post, I’ll be sharing my experiences with the Kintail events that were hosted this fall which included Profession of Faith, Crafters Retreat, Senior High Retreat, and an Especially Special Night.