The cabin replaced a dated and worn existing cabin on a sloping site and had to accommodate 2 separate groups of 12 campers plus 1 chaperone. Each group required their own bathroom. A common living room, separate from the sleeping areas, was a necessity since the cabins are not only used by boys and girls aged 9-16 but also by families, as well as corporate and community groups.
In addition to serving the groups noted above, Camp Jewell also hosts Camp Rising Sun. Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer for a week of fun and friendship at no cost. The new cabin had to be fully accessible and inclusive to allow for equally shared experiences for all campers.
Because the YMCA and Camp Rising Sun rely on donations to fund many of their operations, the budget for this project was extremely tight. The original design concept was almost twice the allocated budget. Working with a dedicated team of professionals, we were able to provide a building that meets the program needs along with the budget constraints to provide an updated facility that should serve the community needs for many years to come.
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195 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032