Kings Landing Foundation commits $150,000 toward the Visiting Cousins program
The Visiting Cousins summer camp weeks have been filled up for over 40 years at Kings Landing. Each summer, children aged 9 to 15 descend on Kings Landing from all over New Brunswick, Canada, the U.S. and beyond to become “Visiting Cousins” and “Family Kin”. They stay on site from Monday-Friday and become immersed in history. They do chores, work on the farms, attend the one-room schoolhouse for lessons, play games and interact with historical interpreters in the settlement.
One of the key components in successfully running the Visiting Cousins program is proper housing while the children are on site during their camp week. Children currently stay in the Slipp House, a traditional two-story home on the grounds.
However, there are accessibility issues, there is not a proper commercial kitchen for meals and the house is showing its age. To continue offering an up-to-date summer camp program where children will be comfortable, updated housing is required.
UPDATE AUG 2019:
After an assessment of needs, Kings Landing is re-envisioning it’s plan for upgrades to housing the Visiting Cousins camp program children so that they have the proper accommodations to fit current needs and blend in with the Kings Landing experience.
The Kings Landing Foundation is in close communication with Kings Landing on the plans and how we might support them as originally committed.
We’ll keep you updated as progress continues!