In the early days of Camp St. Charles, campers learned to swim in the river. The swim instructors earned the nickname "jellyfish crew" for obvious reasons and everyone was thrilled when the camp pool was installed in 1964.
You may be able to spot our own beloved Fr. Glen Willis in the photos. After a summer working in the kitchen, Fr. Glen earned his Water Safety Instructor certification and taught swimming lessons. He endured more than a few jellyfish stings in the days before the pool was built.
The pool has served us well and is now in need of repair and updating. We need your help to complete phase 1 before summer 2019. We will budget for $50,000 toward the pool repairs and need to raise an additional $60,000 to replace all of the tile and coping at the pool and resurface the pool. For years, we have required campers to wear pool shoes or crocs to protect their toes from rough areas of the pool. With your help, we won't have to require pool shoes and bare feet will be welcome at the Camp St. Charles Pool!
We have many ideas for future phases of the pool renovation, including seating for campers and visiting day guests and a rededication to honor Fr. Glen and his lifetime of service to Camp St. Charles. Fr. Glen continues his service by celebrating mass on visiting Sundays and as the chairman of the Board of Camp St Charles.