Recently, our summer camp for children has taken on many building projects. In the past five years, we’ve put in a second pool, constructed new pool change rooms, build a new lodge, and reconstructed several other buildings including structures at archery, canoeing and drama.
When most people think about summer camp, they tend to overlook all the work that happens in order to get the place ready each year. Chex and Midori have been working all year booking school groups and registering campers. Pickles has been creating the videos we post and Titus has taken the time to organize the projects for the spring.
This week, our spring maintenance crew began work. Huck and Taps have been varnishing floors, while Huck’s brother (who has yet to be nicknamed) has milled up all the pine trim we need to finish off projects. Crush and Titus have started installing all new windows in the cabins and Whirley and I put a new pine floor down in a cabin (sorry about your back Whirley). Star has started this week with grouping campers and other office duties.
This is just the start. Repairs to the steps going down to canoeing, wood chips brought down to the valley, new insulation for cabins, staining buildings, clearing deadfall, and dismantling an old bridge is a small sample of other jobs that need to be completed before summer. So, a big thanks to all our spring staff for all their hard work in getting the camp to look so good by the time the campers arrive.