Update – August 2020:
As our registered participants already know, we have moved this September’s Staff Reunion to Friday October 1st to Sunday October 3rd, 2021. Thank you for your interest in the Reunion and your understanding of the greater issue at hand. Please be safe and take care of those around you. Please take solace in the fact that soon enough, we will be belting out a raucous sing-song in the Lodge… I can’t wait. Rip Ram Razzle Scram!
David “Lub” Latimer
A Message From the Alumni Co-ordinator
Kilcoo Camp’s alumni association is a collection of over 1,100 camp staff who have worked at the camp at some point over its 86 years. All of the alumni have two things in common, that being a shared love for working with children, and the desire to maintain their connection with Kilcoo even as they move forward in their personal lives.
As alumni they receive a newsletter, the Gull Rock Gazette, twice a year with features by and about other alumni, camp highlights from the past and present, and stories by other alumni, many of which are unavoidably massaged to augment actual memories. By maintaining their contact with Kilcoo many alumni are able to reconnect with former friends and in smaller groups they might assemble for ski trips, golf tournaments, pub nights, canoe trips and get togethers at one anothers’ cottages. Many alumni young and old also support the camp’s number one charity, the Amici Camping Charity, which was created by the camp staff in 1964 and for the past 51 years has sponsored children to attend summer camp who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the experience of camp. In 2017 over 250 children were provided with this opportunity.
Without a doubt the highlight for many alumni are the weekend reunions held at the camp in September once every three years. The 2017 reunion saw over 170 people get together by the shores of Gull Lake for a spectacular weekend greatly assisted by summer like sunny weather. Camp activities, great meals and an even better singsong dominated the weekend which included a flag lowering and a Sunday chapel service. Many of those in attendance have been attending reunions for as long as they have been held and stated this was the best one yet.
Already, the dates of September 25 th to 27 th have been established for the next reunion in 2020.
To get a flavor of what the alumni association is all about, look through the gallery of pictures from the reunion that has been posted here and take a look at past issues of the Gazette also available on this alumni page. If you are not presently on our data base and wish to be, send us an e-mail to email@example.com
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