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Innovative camp chapel winning awards

Innovative camp chapel winning awards

Incarnation Camp, a Connecticut summer camp founded in 1886 by New York City’s Episcopal Church of the Incarnation has built an innovative new chapel that is garnering awards for its beauty, creativity and sincar2ustainability.

Replacing a 600sf structure built 50 years ago, a new outdoor Chapel was built this year to satisfy one essential need: accommodating an entire sleep away camp population, under one roof for services.

Rather than ignore the legacy of the original Chapel, the design incorporates the original sign, cross, and most significantly its exact size and shape as the central crowning “monitor” roof visually held aloft upon the largest prefabricated scissor trusses that could be transported to the site on the highway.

The chapel was a winner in Faith & Form’s 2015 Awards in their “International Program for Religious Art & Architecture category and has been nominated for AIA Connecticut’s People’s choice award for The place that best creates a sense of peacefulness.

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