Camp Dudley at Kiniya

Dining Hall


Bread Loaf has provided Master Planning and Integrated Project Management services to Camp Kiniya, an all girls summer camp in Colchester, Vermont, affiliated with Camp Dudley in Westport, NY over the past 7 years. Located in the middle of the campus, the first priority project identified by the Master Plan was replacement of the heavily used Dining Hall. Designed to serve three meals daily and accommodate indoor dining for 240 campers, leaders and staff, the 10,000 sf Dining Hall includes dining area, commercial kitchen, servery, restrooms, and wrap-around porch. Operable windows and dormers, along with mechanical ventilation, provide comfortable conditions for campers throughout the summer months.

As the most heavily used building on campus, the design is functionally centered around the kitchen and is architecturally inspiring, capturing the essence of a “camp” building through its use of a timber frame structure, polished concrete floors, standing seam metal roof, a deep wrap around porch with wood and stone, and an open, light-filled dining space.

Construction was completed in May of 2017, allowing the campers to use the new facility during the summer of 2017.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • High efficiency LED lighting fixtures
  • FSC certified wood siding
  • Low VOC materials and finishes throughout to meet stringent indoor air quality standards
  • Large screened double hung “windows and dormer casement windows” to allow for natural cross-flow ventilation
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures in the restrooms
  • Energy Star rated commercial kitchen equipment installed for appliances with that option
  • High efficiency kitchen hood installed