A return visit to Selkirk

Camp Selkirk still in operation
I placed this sign on the incoming road in 1992
Mail still arrives for campers

After many years – perhaps as many as 18 – we returned to Camp Selkirk to see the property and relive a few of good memories.  The camp was bought by a small group who continue to operate it as a place of ministry. We found the buildings and grounds almost as it had been.

The couple who were on the grounds were very kind and walked about with us as we looked around.  We did go through the kitchen and dining room and drove out the back to the area where the ropes course still exists though the area is now overgrown and no one has used or maintained the equipment.

Even some of the signage I put up was still about – especially the Acton Way sign that I put in place in 1992.  Acton was the divisional commander who bought the property from the Hoover family in 1948.

Hoover house sits unused and we discovered that some renovations were “attempted” on it…so I wonder how the interior looks.  We didn’t get to see that.

Jason, Susan and Rachel were with us on our visit.  Jason was only 6 when we were there.

We spent 5 very happy years there and did a great deal of property development.

The Gazebo

Hoover house…and Jason who was 6 when we arrived

The ol’ DC’s cabin

The bridge

a beautiful garden in front of the Rec Hall

The garden and the cabins

the playground

George’s shed!

The old sign

Jason found this large feather

In the wooded section at back

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