Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre is not-for-profit facility, and is operated by the Anglican Diocese of Western Newfoundland.
Killdevil is situated on 42 acres of what was once farmland and lies a five minute walk from the former town of Lomond. Lomond is now a Parks Canada Campground (some say it is the most scenic of all the campgrounds in the Park!).
Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre is set in the beautiful surroundings of Lomond in Gros Morne National Park. Killdevil Camp offers an incomparable setting for spiritual renewal retreats, seminars, conferences, getaways, school outings, centred around an eighty-year old lodge and modern cabins. We promise you comfortable accommodations (camp-style), great food, hospitable staff in an atmosphere that is relaxed and peaceful.
The Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre came into existence in July of 1959 with a mandate to provide a wholesome camping experience within a Christian setting. Killdevil is located at Lomond on the Eastern Arm of Bonne Bay and is situated on what used to be the property of the manager of the former lumber operation that operated at Lomond many years ago.
Seaborn Lodge (so-named in honour of the pioneer of Killdevil Camp, Bishop Seaborn)is the central building of the Camp and originally the home of the founder of Lomond, Mr. George Simpson, a Scotsman who was the manager of the lumber mill in Lomond.
There are eleven cabins which are insulated, electrically heated, and possess their own washroom and shower facilities.
The dining facilities include a modern kitchen and a bright and spacious dining hall capable of seating up to 200 people.
St. Andrew’s Chapel, the A-framed church built on the grounds of Killdevil in 1968, is the spiritual centre of the camp and holds a special place in the heart of many a camper - so much so that several former campers have come back to be married there.
The facility has a basketball court, volleyball court, outdoor swimming pool, canoes, and a large playing field for use by its clients. The camp can normally accommodate 150 people, but has the ability to accommodate more than 200 when the need arises (eg) the Cabot 500 Youth Congress held 1997. Three cabins and all major facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Who Uses Killdevil?
The clientele of Killdevil was initially the youth of the church camps and other church-related groups but has grown to include many other groups serving youth as well as a multitude of adult users in the wider community. The users of Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre are now varied and many, and enthused about the facility. They include the Scouting and Guiding movement, school groups from Western Newfoundland, students in the District # 3 Outdoor Education Program, Memorial University of Newfoundland faculty and students, College of the North Atlantic, Government agencies, those who attended the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Survivors' retreat and other adult and church groups and organizations, to name but a few. The season has grown from 6 weeks to 6 months, (extending from May to November) and the staff from a group of volunteers to seven full-time seasonal employees, a full time executive director and government-funded paid student staff (which can number up to ten over the season).