Project Updates

Project Updates - March 2014

Here is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:

  • Cedar Lodge Lower Update 260Building 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.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, contact Jessica Wilson at the Camp or by email at jwilson@warmbeach.com.

Project Updates - November 2013

Here is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:

  • CLProjectExterior 275Work has slowed on the renovation project in lower Cedar Lodge while we wait for more building permits and inspections. The volunteers have moved outside where they are getting the new siding on and painted. The photo at right shows the bluff-side of lower Cedar Lodge with the new windows, doors, and siding, including to the new freight entrance door. The new offices going in to this area must be completed so there can be a re-shuffling of office space to open up the area where the new walk-in cooler and freezer will be installed. A major remodeling project like this requires a lot of careful choreography!

  • The native growth buffer was planted last month along the property line above Bayview Ranch House. This completes a requirement of our Conditional Use Permit that had to be done before any additional building permits could be received.

  • Several badly broken sidewalks near the Program Center and the Snack Shop have been removed. For now, they have either been replaced with gravel walkways, or not replaced at all. The sidewalk going to the Prayer Chapel had several tripping hazards that have been ground down.

  • Two new parking lots have been created near the Program Center. These will be used during The Lights of Christmas for the Joyland Concert Hall. To get the roadways ready for The Lights, a road grader is scheduled to come in late November and give our roads some much needed attention.

  • Two improvements are in the works at the Stables. The new manure shed will cost approximately $20,000, and when completed, will move the manure storage further from a stream that runs into Puget Sound. This will reduce the risk of any negative water quality impacts from the horses. We are seeking environmental funding for that project. The other project is new box stalls for the vaulting horses. This project will enable us to better care for the vaulting horses by keeping them indoors and out of the practice arena. Currently, we have to temporarily pasture horses on a secondary sacrifice pasture, which is not a sustainable practice as it compromises the pasture in winter time. We are awaiting bids for this project from the contractors.

  • Most work on projects comes to a close this time of year, but the planning goes on for the work that will be needed next year and beyond.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, contact Jessica Wilson at the Camp or by email at jwilson@warmbeach.com.

Update on Projects - October 2013

Here is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:

  • CL Hallway WorkThe area in lower Cedar Lodge where the restrooms used to be looks totally different now! Work continues on turning that space into new office and storage areas, and an enlarged laundry. Structural improvements being made to the building are taking longer than anticipated, but these improvements must be completed before work can begin on Cedar Lodge Chapel upstairs. Installation of the new walk-in cooler and freezer for Food Service will have to wait for early next year, since we are now gearing up for The Lights of Christmas. There is still some structural preparation to be done before the cooler and freezer can be installed.

  • Architectural drawings are being prepared for the two new A.D.A. cabins at Chinook Village for Special Friends overnight camp planned for next summer. These drawings are needed to apply for the construction permits, and for assessing the construction costs. Funding will need to be raised to enable construction to begin. We are excited about launching this new program that will provide an even greater impact on the lives of the campers with special needs, and also give a much-needed break for the campers’ caregivers.

  • Planning has begun on a refurbishment project for Cascadian Lodge. We are working with an interior designer on plans for redecorating the sleeping rooms and lobby. This will involve new carpeting, paint, upholstery, lighting, and window coverings. Our goal is to have a sample room completed by March 2014. From there we will seek funding for updating the remaining Cascadian rooms.

  • Work is being done this fall on several projects. These include: some parking improvements for The Lights of Christmas and Program Center, planting a native growth buffer along the property line above Bayview Ranch House (which is a continuation of the work required by our Conditional Use Permit), and planning for improvements in our environmental stewardship in the horse program. This involves re-locating the manure shed and building a box stall addition for the vaulting horses. This fall, as we establish a budget and plans for next year, our prayer is that we can tend to the work needed to address issues of safety, environmental stewardship, and building preservation, along with the continuation of the Cedar Lodge project and Chinook Village makeover.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, contact Jessica Wilson at the Camp or by email at jwilson@warmbeach.com.

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