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Project Updates

Project Updates - August 2015

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

  • The renovation work in lower Cedar Lodge has been completed! This is the first time the kitchen has been expanded since the building was built in the late 1950’s. The refurbishing work in Cedar Lodge Chapel will be done next year, and will focus on updating the room, installing energy efficient windows, and upgrading the audio/visual systems.

  • SF Dorm Flooring1Construction is nearing completion on the two new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps. Right now, the flooring is being installed (photo at right). We expect the dorms to be done by the end of September. Once construction is finished, there will still be some outside landscaping and site grooming to be done that we will need a work crew to help with.

  • Bayview Ranch House has received fresh paint and the new gutters have been installed.

  • Camp groups have really been enjoying the expanded fire circle and stage area at the Amphitheater this summer. These improvements are 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.

  • New playground equipment in the Tot Lot is installed and ready to provide lots of fun for the younger campers. We are grateful for the donors who gave financial gifts for this project, and for the volunteers who installed it. Let the fun begin!

  • Many of our landscaping rail fences that help beautify the grounds have been replaced this summer by several MMAP volunteer groups. We are grateful for their help with this project.

  • The Camp has been awarded a grant for a solar power project that will be installed on Cedar Lodge. The project installation is scheduled for this fall, and is expected to provide up to 20% of Cedar Lodge’s power needs.

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.

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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.

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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.

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