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Project Updates

Project Updates - May 2015

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:

  • KitchenRemodelEditedThe renovation work in lower Cedar Lodge is progressing well. The kitchen remodel work where the old walk-ins used to be should be completed in May. (See photo at right.) The Camp Board has authorized work to begin on refurbishing Cedar Lodge Chapel in 2016. This project will focus on updating the room, installing energy efficient windows, and upgrading the audio/visual systems.

  • The two new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps are currently under construction. These dorms are designed to accommodate those with special needs. A crew of volunteers came one Saturday in March and got all of the exterior walls, trusses and roof up on one cabin, and the walls up on the second cabin, all in one day! If you or your group have construction skills and could help in the next few weeks for a day or more in the next few weeks, please contact Jessica Wilson at (360) 312-3417. These two dorms are scheduled for use at the Special Friends Overnight camps this summer.

  • A new health room, office, and storage area have been built at W-Bar-B Ranch this spring. Just the electrical and finish work remains to be completed. The health room provides an area where the camp nurse can dispense medications and address the medical needs of the campers. This project is funded, in part, by a foundation grant.

  • Bayview Ranch House is being painted this spring and will get new gutters this fall.

  • At the Stables, the construction of the new manure shed is underway, scheduled for completion in June. This project helps the Camp protect the water quality in Port Susan Bay from the run-off from our herd of horses.

  • Work is underway on the Amphitheater, installing a retaining wall beyond the fire pit to expand the “stage” area, allowing more room around the campfire, or for worship teams leading singing. This is in preparation for a new permanently installed outdoor sound system scheduled to go in next year. This project is being funded by the Apostolic Family Camp and Warm Beach Camp.

  • We are getting ready to make repairs to the south wall of the Dining Room in Cedar Lodge. This wall faces directly into the harsh winter weather and had developed rot that must be torn out and the wall repaired. The siding, insulation, and windows will be replaced, along with any needed structural repairs.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, call Jessica Wilson at (360) 312-3417 or click here to email her.

Project Updates - March 2015

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:

  • The renovation work continues in lower Cedar Lodge. The new walk-in cooler and freezer have been installed and are in use, more than doubling the capacity of the old units. The old units have been removed, and workers are re-configuring that space, expanding the size of the kitchen. This is the first major expansion of the kitchen since the building was constructed in 1958-59! A new conference room has also been completed in lower Cedar Lodge. Meanwhile, the plans are coming together for the Cedar Lodge Chapel renovation project slated for early 2016. These projects are funded by the Embracing the Vision Campaign.

  • SpecielFriendsConstructionTwo new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps have been funded and are now under construction  (photo at right). Each dorm will house 18 people and is designed to accommodate those with special needs. These two dorms will be ready for the Special Friends Overnight camps this summer.

  • The coffee service in Cedar Lodge Lobby is being upgraded with a new automated brewer that will provide hot, fresh coffee for the guests, while reducing staff labor to keep it supplied. Come on by for a cup!

  • This spring, a new health room, office, and storage area is being built at W-Bar-B Ranch. The health room will provide a much needed area where the camp nurse can dispense medications and address the medical needs of the campers. This project is being funded, in part, by a foundation grant.

  • Native plant habitat improvements have been completed around Bayview Ranch House and new landscaping is being planted. Bayview is also scheduled to be painted and get new gutters this spring.

  • At the Stables, the construction of the new manure shed is getting underway this spring. This project helps the Camp protect the water quality in Port Susan Bay. The other project at the Stables, the new box stall barn, is on hold until funding can be secured.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, call Jessica Wilson at (360) 312-3417 or email her at jwilson@warmbeach.com.

Project Updates - November 2014

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:

  • Walkin Installation Project 04Renovation work continues in lower Cedar Lodge. Workers, most of them volunteers, are re-configuring the spaces where the new walk-in cooler and freezer will be installed. In the photo to the right, workman are adding a new beam to provide structural support above the space where one of the walk-ins will be installed. Once installed, the new walk-ins will more than double the cooler and freezer space for Food Service. Installation of these two units is scheduled to begin on November 3. Meanwhile, the plans are coming together for the Cedar Lodge Chapel renovation project slated for 2015 or 2016. These projects are funded by the Embracing the Vision Campaign.

  • We have applied for construction permits for phase one of an indoor box stall barn for the vaulting horses. This first phase entails building a pole barn off the north end of the covered riding arena. Phase two will follow when funds are available, and will include installation of the actual stalls, water, lighting, and flooring. This project is necessary to provide for the care of the vaulting horses.

  • The swimming pools have required a lot of maintenance this year! This spring, we repaired numerous leaks in the large pool. Suddenly, this summer, the small pool’s liner failed and underwent emergency replacement. We are finding more leaks in the large pool, and will need to replace the fiberglass liner soon.

  • Funds continue to come in for the construction of two new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps. Each dorm will house 18 people and is designed to accommodate the campers with special needs. Once funding is complete, construction will begin. The goal is to have these two new buildings ready for the Special Friends Overnight camps next summer.

  • The asphalt roads and parking spaces were recently re-striped allowing for safer traffic flow and much improved appearance.

  • Repairs to the sound system in the Program Center Auditorium are underway. The blown speakers are being repaired, sub-woofers added, and equipment installed to better protect the speakers from future damage.

  • New coffee machines are being installed in Maple Center and the Program Center this fall offering improved access to fresh, hot coffee while reducing the staff labor to service these locations.

  • Our thanks goes to a wonderful volunteer, John, who installed roofing on the announcer’s stand at the riding arena. He plans on doing some heavy repairs to the horses’ feed stalls at the Stables, as well.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, call Jessica Wilson at (360) 312-3417 or click here to send her an email.