The 2017 and 2018 seasons are seeing the largest sustained period of capital growth for Wenonah in our 20+ year history.

Our overall commitment to these projects totals over one million dollars in infrastructure commitments and coincides with the 2016 purchase of the campground next door.

2017 completed major initiatives

  • a new Boys Washroom and Shower House
  • two new camper cabins (Laurel and Banyan)
  • a second canoe instruction space on Saw Lake (Sawside Canoeing)
  • Leadership Village on the new property (12 new tabins for our POLARIS and WCIT leadership participants on Saw Lake)
  • a second archery space (near the new North Point Campfire)
  • the exterior finishing of the new Leadership Washroom
  • a new kayaking area (Second Beach)
  • new home for Ping Pong on the new property
  • a new outdoor living skills site
  • refurbishment of the Main Office (new windows and ceiling)
  • Health Centre fresh look with new washroom floors, new beds, interior painting, and the floor refinished
  • all 18 holes resurfaced at Wenonah Pines
  • updated water purification system installed on the new property
  • Hillside and Cookstown cabins interior renovations
  • two additional explorer canoes purchased
  • 15 new paddleboards purchased
  • Napoleon built (General Store storage building)

2018 projects include:

  • Boyes Lodge expansion which includes a significant extension of the existing Dining Hall space; the full enclosure of half of the existing Lodge deck; increase in the size of the remaining Lodge deck and the construction of an addition on the kitchen (the “Annex”).
  • a bouldering wall (a new program area)
  • a permanent Water Volleyball court
  • Roots Village (four large new tabins for the Wenonah Roots program with views of Clear Lake)
  • Badminton courts
  • two new PICOs for the sailing area
  • reconfiguration of the Health Centre old side front consultation and medication space (including a new consultation space for our medical team)

Our ten year capital plan (2019 and beyond) includes:

  • the construction of the North Point Campfire (our new All Camp Campfire space)
  • kitchen reconfiguration and update including new counters, storage cabinets, and a new commercial grade dishwasher
  • expansion and enhancement of the Health Centre (adding 10-12 beds, expanded laundry facilities and additional treatment and consulting spaces)
  • continued refurbishment of all original camper cabins (interior work and exterior staining and shingling)
  • A large All Camp Recreation Hall on the new property (our 2021 25th anniversary fundraising project)
  • Girls Washroom and Shower House
  • further fulltime staff accommodations and the expansion of FOW Village (alumni accommodations)
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