RKY Camp Facilities 

Homestead Dining Hall Constructed 2021

 After a successful fundraising campaign, RKY has built an 8000 sq/ft Dining Hall and new modern commercial kitchen.  This is a Year-Round facility that has a capacity of 240 participants and guests.  It was designed as a Summer Camp Dining Hall as well as an ideal event and conference facility. 

The name "Homestead" comes from the generous support we received from the founder of Homestead Landholdings, Mr Britton A. Smith.

Fully Accessible Facility

Fully Accessible Facility

Dining Room

Dining Room

All Gender Bathrooms

All Gender Bathrooms

Accessible Entrance

Accessible Entrance

Camper Entrance

Camper Entrance

Lobby and Entrance Counter

Lobby and Entrance Counter

Camp Entrance

Camp Entrance

Kitchen

Kitchen

Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, RKY was able to purchase all new kitchen equipment.

Timber to Table

Timber to Table

Through our "Timber to Table" project, we were able to fabricate all of the Dining Room tables from the trees removed during construction.

Stewart Family
Outdoor Centre
 

Thanks to  long time RKY supporters, Jim and Maryln Stewart, RKY was able to begin the final phase of our Revitalization Campaign in December of 2020.  With their generous donation, we have been renovating our former dining hall into a Year Round Outdoor Centre.  The focus of this facility will be our Out-Trip programming, leadership workshops, staff and office space as well as accommodation and medical rooms.   Each room serves a dual function for our Summer Camp and Outdoor Centre programs.  Project completion is on schedule for Spring 2022.

Artistic Rendering

Artistic Rendering

New Outdoor Lighting

New Outdoor Lighting

Floor Plan of Renovation

Floor Plan of Renovation

Design work was provided by Katie Peruniak (Alumni)

New Camp Bell

New Camp Bell

First ring by Camp Kid Violet.

Accommodation and Medical Isolation Room

Accommodation and Medical Isolation Room

This facility will have two rooms with air conditioning and separate air circulation.

New Air Filtration and Circulation System

New Air Filtration and Circulation System

New front deck

New front deck

Construction of screened in learning and program space.

Construction of screened in learning and program space.

Progress as of February 2022

Program Spaces

RKY has seven core program areas.  Swimming, Boating, Arts and Crafts, Adventure (Climbing and High Ropes Course), Nature, Camp Craft (Outdoor living skills) and Music.

Archery!

Archery!

Nature Program - Garden Club

Nature Program - Garden Club

Music

Music

Talent Night

Talent Night

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Vertical Playground

Vertical Playground

Team All Aboard

Team All Aboard

Dangle Maze

Dangle Maze

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

The Churchill Centre was our original Dining Hall (until 1978). The Churchill Foundation sponsored the preservation of the building to help maintain its history at RKY.

Classic Arts and Crafts Fun

Classic Arts and Crafts Fun

Swimming Area

Swimming Area

Boating Docks

Boating Docks

Through the help of The Rotary Club of Kingston (The R in R.K.Y.) we will have fully replaced our docks by the summer of 2022

Duffy's Campfire Pit

Duffy's Campfire Pit

This is our gathering place for campfires at RKY

Accomodation 

  Our cabins are rustic and reflect the spirit of a traditional summer camp.  Most cabins have been replaced in the last 10 years.  8 of our cabins are insulated for Year Round accommodation

New Camp Cabins

New Camp Cabins

Since 2012 most of the camp cabins at RKY have been rebuilt as larger structures to better accommodate our participants.

Joyce Reynolds Wellness Centre

Joyce Reynolds Wellness Centre

In 2015 RKY received a donation from the Eagle Lake community in memory of Joyce Reynolds (camp nurse and cottage neighbour). RKY used these funds to renovate our Wellness Cottage.

Behind the scenes

There is a lot that goes into keeping an Overnight Camp operating.  Part of our Revitalization campaign included essential upgrades to our infrastructure

Click on the photos for a description of these projects. 

Back up Power

Back up Power

Thanks to the Churchill Foundation, RKY has an automatic back up generator that powers all of the essentials to keep camp running smoothly (Water treatment, septic pumps , emergency lighting and food service).

State of the Art Septic System

State of the Art Septic System

In 2017 RKY installed a Waterloo Biofilter septic system. This is an environmentally friendly septic treatment system. Eagle Lake is a protected body of water, as such RKY wanted to insure we are a positive contributor to that status.

Parking lot and Bus turnaround

Parking lot and Bus turnaround

In 2018 RKY constructed a parking lot and bus turnaround just outside the gate to camp. This has stopped the flow of vehicle traffic into site.