Students build new shed for summer camp following vandalism
The new boathouse was presented to Camp Keir staff on Tuesday
A group of students from Charlottetown Rural High School have built a brand new shed for a summer camp that has been the subject of vandalism over the past few years.
This year Canoe Cove’s Camp Keir suffered a lot of damage, including break-ins, broken windows and a shed that was smashed beyond repair.
With the Presbyterian summer camp set to open in just a few weeks, a group of students stepped in just in time to deliver a brand new boathouse on Tuesday.
When students from Charlottetown Rural heard about the story they decided to build the camp a new shed as part of a class project.
The students are part of an International Baccalaureate Program, which requires a certain amount of volunteer work.
The students received more than $2,000 in donations from local business and spent a full month building the entire shed themselves.
Staff from the camp said they were overwhelmed by the students’ generosity.
"We have offered a prayer to officially commission the building to our use and God’s service," said a post on the camp's website. "Many thanks to those who gave their time and talents to bring this project to fruition, and many blessings to the camp as they work to scatter seeds of faith to our youth and to all who come to Camp Keir."
The new boathouse shed will be loaded onto a trailer and delivered to camp on Friday.