Our very own Seth Gibson ’67 received a lifetime achievement award from the Vermont Camps Association (VCA) at a recent ceremony. Seth has been working at Keewaydin Dunmore since 1967. During that first summer he and Abby Fenn led one of the first Wilderness trips: Seven-weeks, 500-miles, 15 people, and seven canoes, or just plain heaven as Seth would probably describe it.
Seth continued to lead Wilderness trips until 1992 when, at age 56, he had gone on a total of 24 trips, accumulating 7,800 miles, largely in the northern reaches of Quebec and Ontario. That’s the equivalent of driving from NYC to LA, back to NYC and then back to LA! He served as coordinator and head driver of the Wilderness program from 1992 until 2012. Over the last 25 years he put in more than 125,000 miles for us at Keewaydin which would take you around the world five times.
Beyond his work with us at Keewaydin Seth has supported the VCA as a member and cheerleader of all that is good in camping and getting campers out into wild places. He has taken many trips in the offseason to visit friends he has made in Quebec and beyond throughout his many trips up north.
We always knew we were lucky to have Seth on our team here at Keewaydin. Thank you for the years of leadership and friendship! Congratulations!