First new building in 50 years will give day campers a great new gathering space.
Saturday, June 17, 12:00 Noon: The grand opening of our new day camp building!
For the first time in many decades, Summer Camps at College Settlement completed a new structure for its Day Camp. By the time summer camp opened in June 2017 , there was a new 7,400-square-foot multipurpose building on the Day Camp property. The construction was completed quickly, and we celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 17th at the Day Camp building site. The new building is located well off Witmer Road behind the day camp swimming pool.
Board members, Horsham Township representatives, donors to the building, College Settlement Friends, neighbors and fellow residents were invited to come out for this ceremony, which was followed by a lunch with 70 camp counselors and staff.
College Settlement Executive Director Rob Kutzik explained, “This new building will be used for our campers – offering a locker room with cubbies, modern bathrooms, a kitchen, a nurse’s office, a day camp summer field office, and a large Common Room. In the Common Room we will have a portable performance stage with audio-visual technology. The building will give our children a place to gather during inclement weather, to see and perform in plays, do arts and crafts, and share meals together indoors.” The construction of the building began early in 2017, and over $160,000 was raised from individual and institutional donations.
At the Ribbon Cutting event, there was acknowledgement for those who contributed to the funding for the building. “If there is someone still out there who would like to recognize a loved one, this building has yet to be named.” Kutzik said. In addition there are a limited number of other naming opportunities associated with sections of the building.
A beautiful break in the rain for our Ribbon Cutting ceremony and lunch…
SEE A GALLERY OF PHOTOS from the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and lunch.
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