Since the lodge is situated in a remote northern Ontario location and subject to the stringent environmental protection regulations of the Provincial Park, the structure needed to be lightweight, rapidly assembled and it had to “touch” the ground as lightly as possible. The design uses timber crib float footings on compacted granular beds to avoid any below grade impacts to soil conditions and the water table. The wood deck was rapidly assembled using local labor, and the timber scissor roof trusses were prefabricated off site and delivered and installed in one day. The overall design of the camp emphasises flexibility of use, allowing for the reconfiguration of sliding wall panels to either open up the lodge to its bush surroundings or shelter against inclement weather. The simplicity of construction technique and use of wood allows the camp to adapt the structure to suit camp activities as they evolve over time.