The Cathy Romano Health Centre can be a busy place. Itchy poison ivy infections, swollen sprained ankles, home-sickness, and sun burns are all symptoms that tell us Summer Camp is in full gear!
The Nursing Staff are wonderful, monitoring and tending to hundreds of kids of all ages, and a myriad of counsellors.
After decades of use it has become apparent that this old cabin turned Health Centre needs to be replaced. It is not accessible, it is cramped, it sits on piers and is energy inefficient. Work has already begun to design and construct a Zero Building, which translated means zero net energy use; zero carbon footprint; zero toxins; and zero construction waste. This supports our goal of becoming recognized as a national environmental education leadership centre, showcasing to the region, province, country and world what innovative green buildings can look like.
The redesigned Health Centre will not only accommodate the health needs of campers and staff but it will show how people and nature can occupy the same space so that both can thrive.
It’s a fantastic project with lots of opportunity to teach children, youth and adults about sustainable building practices.
If you would like to find out more, please email Executive Director, Jacob Rodenburg – firstname.lastname@example.org