This winter in New Hampshire was a very snowy one. So snowy in fact, an all time record was within inches of being broken. Good news for the ski industry but very bad news for some. Camp Robin Hood has been around for some truly nasty winters but this one took it's toll. The main building on the campus was the cafeteria / stage building. In the off season, the camp stores all of it's boats, vans, and outdoors athletic equipment in this huge building for safekeeping. One night, the caretaker was sleeping soundly when he was awaken by a loud noise. He knew right away what he had heard and his inspection proved he was right. The main building had collapsed under the weight of tons of snow. The only things standing were the two end walls. Everything else was completely destroyed. Imagine what the camp now faced. In a few short months, kids from all over the world would begin to arrive. They had to rebuild and do it quickly. It was a huge undertaking. They decided to take this opportunity and, rather than build one huge multi- use building, they would build two specific use buildings. Great idea but they had to remove the debris from the old building and clear the area for construction...with seven feet of snow on the ground!
I traveled to the camp the week of June 13th and I was amazed at the amount of work being done. It will be close, but they will be ready for the kids. They are very excited to be able to host Camp Lucy this Fall and I think the collapse of the building was a blessing in disguise. There is now more room to hold our events and in the case of rain (Heaven forbid) there's ample room for everyone, human and canine. I am so excited at the prospect of a great inaugurational Camp Lucy! This is just the beginning. As we grow, we will offer more to more people and their dogs. This is truly the start of something very special!Chan and Dee Rudd