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

Paul Chamberlain
Alumni Co-ordinator

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