Message from Director David “Lub” Latimer – September 2020

Greetings from Kilcoo Camp,

The 2020 season at Kilcoo was not what anyone expected, and I missed being up with everyone on Gull Lake. However, we all made the most of our situation and did our best to help each other out, for the greater good of our society.

I owe a huge “Thank You” you to our community, to our campers, parents, families, staff, leaders in yraining, and alumni for your incredible support during this cancelled camp season. For those of you just being introduced to our summer camp, I have to tell you how remarkable the Kilcoo community was during this unprecedented time. They were understanding, resilient, and positive, and it was a reflection of what is the best part of Kilcoo… similar are the lessons we all learn at camp every year.

We have talked about Silver Linings, and for us, one of those was to really work hard on our physical property itself. Our small group of staff worked hard onsite: cleaning, painting, building, and maintaining the Kilcoo property. It was also a pleasure to have folks drop by for a safe visit, for a tour, or to say hello and keep the spirit of camp going strong.

So, we now look towards 2021, our 90th year on the shores of Gull Lake, and we are very excited for what the future holds. We hope 2021 will bring smiling, happy faces back to Kilcoo, where we can all learn and grow together.

I welcome any of you reading this new to Kilcoo, or if you are a returning veteran, to please email me anytime through I am more excited than ever for next summer to arrive… and I hope you all have a safe, happy and productive year. I am so proud of what we call the Kilcoo Magic!

Please look after each other, and take good care.

Cheers from Gull Lake,
David “Lub” Latimer

About Kilcoo

Since 1932, when Kilcoo was founded by Charles F. Plewman, thousands of boys and young men from Canada and around the world have shared a certain magic on the shores of Gull Lake in the Highlands of Haliburton.

Kilcoo helps to build self confidence, social responsibility, and appreciation of others, but the magic really takes place when the sum of all the experiences and friendships come together to create a most special time and feeling in our campers’ lives.

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Camp Office

Kilcoo Camp Ltd.
150 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 403
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E8

Tel (416) 486-5264
Fax (416) 486-3854

Camp Address

Kilcoo Camp
10735-10737 Hwy #35
Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0

Tel (705) 286-1091
Fax (705) 286-1206