Welcome to the Kintail office by Pippit

By December 10, 2017Uncategorized

At first glance, the office at Camp Kintial may seem like a typical camp office space, full of desks, chairs, and overflowing bookshelves. But the more you look, the more you see the many stories this office tells about the history of the place and the people who are here. You might peruse the old photographs depicting how the camp began 88 years ago. You might notice the dragonfly paperweights that keep schedules from blowing away in the wind or the unusual floral clock that simply appeared one day without explanation. There is memorabilia tucked into various spaces from current and previous campers and counsellors, like the Canadian flag that Raka, an international volunteer, wedged behind the bulletin board, or Turkey’s posters of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, or perhaps the towel of Irish jokes he pinned to his bulletin board. Look up and you might see a few ice cream churners perched precariously on a top shelf waiting to be hauled out to make some sweet memories for our campers. This summer the main office held desk space for about 15 people as well as the occasional volunteer. Each person brought their own personality and decoration to the office that made it such a unique place to work. I wonder what memory I will leave?