Kiniya’s old theater named “The Lodge” has always been a special building on campus, more heavily used than any other program building at Camp. The home of our Theater Department, our entire camp (campers through staff) gather every Wednesday and Saturday Night for performances, and on Sunday Nights for Hymn Sing. This building is rich in history and tradition.
Our vision includes converting the current “Lodge” to a “Rough Arts” space to house our Woodworking and Set Design Majors. The rusticity and charm of the building is perfectly suited to a program of this nature. The space will undergo a basic renovation for this transformation. We plan to reinforce the floor, add new exterior siding, windows and doors to tighten the space. We will retain all historic aspects of the building including the cast signatures backstage, exposed beams and natural wood on the interior.
The new Lodge is well underway and positioned in the heart of Main Campus. This building replaced the Studio, and will provide increased seating capacity with tiered risers in the rear of the auditorium to accommodate our growing community. Ample storage and a separate enclosed music practice room with ample sunlight is on the second floor above the stage. In addition to the building itself, a brand new lighting and soundsystem will continue to enhance performances for years to come.
The exterior design includes a beautiful two-sided covered porch with stone fireplace for outdoor performances and another gathering space for Campers and alumni to sit by on chilly summer nights.
Stay tuned for more updates!