Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:
- The new offices and storage space in lower level of Cedar Lodge are nearly finished! Over the next few weeks, we will be moving offices and supplies into the new space. This will vacate the space needed for the new walk-in cooler and freezer. We anticipate the walk-ins will be installed in late August or September. Meanwhile, contractors are developing cost estimates for the CL Chapel renovation project which is slated for next year.
We are obtaining construction permits for phase one of an indoor box stall barn for the vaulting horses. Phase one entails building a pole barn off the north end of the covered riding arena. Phase 2 will follow when funds are available, and will include installation of the actual stalls, water, lighting, and flooring. This project is necessary for providing for the care of these horses.
- The swimming pool liners were replaced ten years ago with a fiberglass product, but now, we are about at the end of the projected lifespan for that product. This spring, we repaired numerous leaks in the large pool. Suddenly, this summer, the small pool’s liner failed and is undergoing emergency repair/replacement. We will be evaluating options for a longer-term pool solution that will eliminate such large-scale sudden maintenance issues.
- Building Permits are now in-hand for construction of two new Chinook Village cabins to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps. Each cabin will house 18 campers and is designed to accommodate the campers with special needs. A general contractor has volunteered to be construction supervisor and we are obtaining both bids and donation pledges for the work. Provided adequate resources are available, we hope to begin the project this fall.
- A garage near the main entrance is being roofed and receiving new doors. The Nurse’s Cabin will be roofed this summer/fall once we can schedule the needed contractor. The roof has a steep pitch and is not one that our volunteers can safely do.
- A contractor has begun cleaning and treating all of our composition shingle roofs. This will improve the longevity of the roofs and the general appearance of the property.
- This month, volunteers will be painting the exterior of the Program Center.
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Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:
- Work continues in the basement of Cedar Lodge. The new walls are being painted, doors hung, and windows trimmed out. Soon, we will have the electrical and sprinkler systems finished, flooring put down in the offices, and the drop ceiling hung. The main concrete floors have been sanded and sealed with a non-slip clear finish. There has been wonderful volunteer labor support for this project, thus far. The new walk-in cooler and freezer are ordered and we are hoping to have them ready to install in June.
- A new manure shed to improve our manure management may not seem like a glamorous project, but it is very important! We are hoping to complete the shed this fall if cost sharing funding from the Snohomish Conservation District is approved.
- Cost estimates are being revised and the planning for horse stalls for vaulting horses is underway. The timing of this project depends upon raising sufficient funds and receiving County permit approval. We would like to have them built before winter, but still have need for more funding.
- A certified arborist has volunteered for a forestry health project involving the marking and removal of trees in the RV area. As the trees have become older, the density needed to be reduced to provide for stronger, healthier trees. The dead wood that can be a hazard is being removed, and with more sunlight for the understory plants, the forest will become more lush and healthy. The trees taken down will be used for firewood this summer and during The Lights of Christmas.
- For the W-Bar-B Ranch summer program, the staff and volunteers are constructing space for a modified paint ball course and a human foosball game. Both of these will greatly increase the diversity of fun activities at Camp.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, email Jessica Wilson or call her at 360-312-3417.Add a comment
Here is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:
Building permits for the project going on in lower Cedar Lodge have now been received, so work is progressing once again. This project is taking place in the basement area under Cedar Lodge Chapel. The old restrooms are gone, and office space and reconfigured storage areas are replacing them. It will take several more months to complete this phase of the work. All the labor is being done by volunteers!
- The other project in the works for the Cedar Lodge basement this year is installing a new walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer for Food Service. This important upgrade replaces the current cooler and freezer that were installed around 1960 when that section of Cedar Lodge was built. While the ministry has grown substantially over the years, the space in these two walk-ins has not! This will be a wonderful improvement for the Food Service Department. Installation is anticipated in May or June.
- The next major phase of renovation in Cedar Lodge will be in Cedar Lodge Chapel. Lots of planning has been taking place over the last six months or so, and this month, the plans should be finalized. Lord willing, construction will begin in June 2015.
- At this point, the sidewalk improvements and the Stables projects are on hold until the funding can be raised for the work that needs to be done. The broken sidewalks have been removed and either replaced with gravel or not replaced at all. All safety issues have been addressed. At the Stables, the two projects waiting to be done include replacing the manure shed and building box stalls for the vaulting horses.
- Projects that are scheduled to be done during this year include re-roofing the Pines Lodge and the Nurse’s Cabin, and replacing the tot lot toys near the Program Center. These projects are also awaiting funding.
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