Loyalty helping to keep RKY Camp north of Kingston alive during pandemic

Generations of Kingstonians have gone to the RKY Camp in Parham north of the Limestone City. But that won’t happen this year as COVID-19 is causing the longtime facility to take a break.

No campfires, no canoeing and no jumping from a tower into the water are permitted, as all of those activities have been put on hold because of the pandemic.

“For us in the industry, we were not surprised,” said D’Arcy Munn, the camp’s director.

“It is devastating for campers and families and so we empathize but I think the important message is that it’s not devastating for the camp we will be here next year.”

That’s the bad news, but Global News has found some good news at Eagle Lake, the site of the camp.

The epidemic can’t take away the fact that 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the camp. The non-profit organization was founded by the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and the YMCA of Kingston.

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