UPDATE 11/19/2013: Completed. Over the past few years the Wesley Hall projects have come to fruition. A special thanks to our Day Camp families who supported the projects.
Wesley Hall was constructed in the mid 1950’s and remains the center of camp life to this day. It has been the performance space for Shelter Island Showkids, the world famous Shelter Island talent and variety show, since the 1980’s and home to our day camp and groups on retreat. The large stage allows everyone to participate in performances but the time has come to show Wesley Hall the love it has shown us for the past 60 years.
UPDATE 11/19/2013: There have been big dreams for the area where the Strawbridge buildings occupy. In 2012 and 2013 they underwent some "major" cleanup. Going forward we plan to use them "as is." There will come a time when the structures are really no longer serviceable, but our seasonal staff will get to enjoy them as they are for the coming years.
Total Estimated Cost : $225,000
UPDATE 11/19/13: The Willard Lodge project was a marathon endeavor started and finished in February 2013 when the furnace (installed in 1962) put out its last breath of warm air. We did not get to complete our original wishlist below, but new heating and air-conditioning were installed along with a new ceiling to conceal the new efficient ductwork.
Willard Lodge was built in the 1960’s as the central meeting space for a three-building complex. It faces northwest toward Southold, NY, overlooking a giant campfire ring, then out to the water. It houses groups almost every weekend. The heating system is the original unit in un-insulated ductwork. The electric service would also need to be updated to handle the full load of air conditioning. The main room has a low ceiling that we would like to remove. In its place we would install pine planking like we have in the main dining room and then add better, more efficient lighting.
Total Estimated Cost : $67,000
UPDATE 11/19/13: Although we didn't get to complete the dream plan of everything listed below, such as the roofing and some efficiency items. The bathrooms have been fully renovated to a greater accessibility standard. The building has also been fully painted and other minor upgrades have been completed. Bobilin and Willard Lodge remain the only two buildings on the property with working wood fireplaces. More to come . . .
Bobilin House sits at the far west end of the property. Originally built in the late 1960’s as the camp infirmary, it was only used in that capacity for about five years. It was then converted to a retreat house for smaller groups. The exterior doors have been replaced, the HVAC system has been updated, along with the kitchen. But time has come to make this the first fully accessible building on the Quinipet property. It will allow us to welcome people we have not been able to serve fully.
Total Estimated Cost : $45,000
Projects to update and maintain the property are an ongoing endeavour. We do our very best to keep Quinipet functioning and looking good for everyone.
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