David Singley Director’s Cabin
This stand alone, multi-function cabin has traditionally been used to house individuals that facilitate or oversee their churches weekly summer camp activities. It is also used as a medical-first aid station as well as a small meeting area for camp staff or leadership staff, based on the need as defined by each camp director. The cabin has two double beds, a washer and dryer, a bathroom with separate shower, separate sitting/dining area and is climate controlled for comfort. This is a perfect accommodation for Camp Directors, Ministers, or Corporate Leaders that are using the camp to facilitate their group’s activities.
The Bunk House is a climate controlled cinder block building that can accommodate up to sixty children, youth or adults. The sleeping quarters are furnished with modified bunk-bed units and convenient toilet accessibility. The structure is unique in that it was designed to be divided into four sleeping quarters, each capable of sleeping up to 15 individuals, while being separated from other quarters by divider doors that lock to ensure gender/group privacy. The building is perfect for mixed-gender groups that require separation or can be considered a “two-sided” structure with either side devoted to housing specific groups or genders. The Bunk House is also conveniently situated beside the Bath-Shower House. Please be advised that bed linens or towels are not provided. Pillows are provided, but we do suggest that each camper bring their own pillow covering (pillow case).
The shower house has 8 individual shower units, 8 individual toilet closets, and 6 individual vanity sinks. The structure has a center doorway that can be locked, equally dividing the shower house into a “his & her” sides for general mix gender use. The structure is climate controlled to accommodate all seasons of the year.
This multi-use facility is climate controlled for year-round use. It is equipped with a separate food-prep area with cafeteria appliances that meet every culinary demand your group’s “chef” may want to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for your campers. There is also a multi-temp serving line and food warming cabinet to ensure that all foods remain at the desired serving temperatures. The dining facility meets all County Health Department Standards that would be required for any public dining café or restaurant.
The building also has a separate private “Chef Quarters” furnished with two double beds, a washer and dryer, and a bathroom with vanity sink, shower and toilet. This allows the camp’s “VIP” to have his/her own private living area apart from the activities in the dining hall. If not used as designed the quarters can also be used by individuals that are considered ‘Special Guests” on site to facilitate trainings or programs scheduled to compliment your camp’s goals and agenda.
If used for meetings, the spacious open area lends itself to staff and employee gatherings, corporate presentations, and indoor team-build activities, with ample space to accommodate overhead projectors, portable speaker systems, and group planning sessions. The room is warmly rustic, with oak hardwood floors, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and a vaulted ceiling with open beam support. Windows that can be opened during the warmer seasons wrap around the entire building providing natural light for the activities taking place. There is no question that the dining hall can easily become the “hub” of all camp activities as it is convenient to all the other buildings and recreation areas at the camp.
Arts & Crafts Building
Since being constructed this building has developed its own unique personality, influenced by thousands of campers who over many years have enjoyed designing, making, and painting every imaginable camp craft known to any camp counselor ever placed in charge of inspiring children to create a camp memory they can carry home to mom and dad. From the moment one enters the building it’s apparent that campers feel at home and have significant liberty to be creative, even to the point of leaving their artistic signature behind for future campers to see (the walls and even some areas of the ceiling have hundreds of painted names of past camp participants). This is one building at Camp Viola that encourages each camper to give it their all while making their unique creation. The building is open aired with hardwood floors, ceiling fans and screened windows that provide cool breezes during hot summer months. Although not suited for winter use the building is an option for staging and preparation of your group’s outdoor activities year-round. In addition, there is an open fire-pit adjacent to the building with sitting benches that allows the campers the enjoyment of an evening campfire, which naturally lends itself to the art of toasting marshmallows, which easily can be turned into s'mores with the assistance of graham crackers, a bar of chocolate, and someone experienced at putting the delicious treats together.
This building was built through donations and labor provided by the local Kiwanis Chapter of LaGrange, Georgia. As part of the Kiwanians continued support of Camp Viola, the group recently updated the structure with fresh paint, a new roof and stage lighting to enhance any service or program presented on the Chapel’s stage. The White Cross perched above the entrance of the building remains an inviting symbol of hope and peace to every child and adult that has the opportunity to spend time at Camp Viola. The open air, screened-in structure seamlessly blends into the camp’s rustic setting while offering a gathering place to find inspiration and courage, or to just enjoy an evening of music, group activity, or a drama presentation or play presented by other campers attending camp. During the day, or during free-time, the Chapel is often a place for a child or children to go for personal reflection and “time with God”. Without exception every person that has ever participated in a camp or activity at Camp Viola can talk about the activities they enjoyed in the Chapel at Camp Viola.
The camp’s open-aired Pavilion is conveniently located near the camp’s lake and can be used for having lunch while being protected from the noon sun or a light rain shower that just happens to interrupt the activities of the day. The Pavilion is often used for campers to stop and have their lunch or snacks while enjoying waterfront activities. It is also a perfect location for an evening group “cookout” or meal. Electrical outlets and lighting allow for flexibility in meeting the agenda needs of your group’s pavilion activities. There is also a concrete fire-pit that can quickly barbeque or grill the group’s favorite foods. The Pavilion has six full-sized picnic tables and can seat up to 50 people for outdoor fun (if your group requires more seating our staff can move additional tables and chairs to the Pavilion to meet your seating needs).