So I ambushed the three Goulette brothers and their families with my camera the next afternoon.
After I introduced myself and we chatted about the film and its progress, they agreed to be a part of it and let me spend the afternoon with them. The sun shined that day, the campfire crackled and their kids laughed and squealed as they played in the cool river. There were hotdogs and brats with buns toasted over the fire. A wooden swing tied to a tree that would make any kid jealous. Doe Haven is very much a kid friendly camp.
While I chatted with the brothers, Joe, Jeff and Jason, they mentioned how they would like to add on to their camp to accommodate their growing families but see no point if they have to tear it down in just a couple years. Like others they hope that their children will have the opportunity to spend time at this camp like they did growing up. The priceless memories they each have of their dad are kept alive by going to camp.
During the interviews you can hear a lot of fun memories being made in the background. Swimming, 4-wheeling and bonding with family in the peace and tranquility of the forest. I wish I had a second camera out there that day to capture it all. So if the time comes when Doe Haven no longer stands, this family, and extended camp family, can look back at this footage to help them remember the good times they shared.
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