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Project Updates - May 2016

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

  • Volunteers are busy with the painting project at the Stables. They are working on the Stables office/snack shop and vaulting barrel gym. When they finish these two buildings, all of the buildings at the Stables and Bayview will have a fresh look. Thank you, volunteers!

  • SidewalkProjectThe repair work on the end-wall in the Cedar Lodge Dining Room is finished! The new windows are larger, and the exterior doors and new siding look great! We are thankful to have this work completed and grateful that the structural damage was not as extensive as feared.

  • Installation of the new, wider sidewalk that goes from the Senior Community to Maple Center is now underway. (See photo at right.) This project is replacing the cracked and broken four-foot sidewalk with a new ten-foot-wide one, improving safety and accommodating more pedestrian traffic. This work will be done between now and the end of May.

  • Poles were recently set at the Amphitheater for a new outdoor sound system that will be installed in May. This project will allow a greater range of programming to occur outside, year-round. Funding for this project is coming from two long-time guest groups, individuals, and Warm Beach Camp.

  • At the end of April, new carpet will be installed in Cascadian Lobby and hallways. Soon fundraising will begin that will allow us to refurbish the interiors of the sleeping rooms in this lodge.

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.

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Project Updates - March 2016

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

  • Last fall, the barns at the Stables were painted. There will be more painting going on this spring when the weather gets warmer. The next set of buildings to be painted will be the Stables office/snack shop and vaulting barrel gym. Then all of the buildings at the Stables and Bayview will have a fresh look.

  • CLWallProjectThe repair work on the end-wall in the Cedar Lodge Dining Room is finally getting done! New windows, doors, and exterior finish will dress up the appearance of the building, improve energy efficiency, repair the rot in the wall, replace a broken window, and tantalize us with how nice the rest of that wing will look in the future when similar improvements are made. Work will be completed on this project by the end of this month.

  • The refurbishment of Cedar Lodge Chapel has finally begun. The water and sewer lines have been connected so the two family restrooms just outside the Chapel can be finished. The windows in the Chapel will be replaced, new window coverings installed, and interior and exterior paint will be applied. Interior work will begin this month and continue through May, and possibly into the summer. This is the third and final phase of the Cedar Lodge renovation project made possible by the funds raised through the Embracing the Vision Campaign several years ago.

  • Bids are being received from contractors for the work on installing the new, wider sidewalk from the Senior Community to Maple Center. This project will replace the cracked and broken four-foot sidewalk with a new ten-foot one, improve safety and accommodate more pedestrian traffic. This work will be done between now and the end of May.

  • A major culvert on a section of road leading to the wastewater treatment plant failed recently, resulting in a major sinkhole. This led to an extensive culvert replacement project and road improvements from the Stables to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

  • We are working through a list of spring projects, getting the roads and grounds ready for summer. Beauty bark is being applied to flower beds on the main grounds, and improvements are being made to the landscaping around Cascadian. Habitat restoration work, planting native plants around Bayview, as required by our County Conditional Use Permit, continues. Extensive work still needs to be done to the gravel roads on the grounds.

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 send her an email.

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Project Updates - November 2015

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

  • Construction is now completed on the two new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps. Curtains are being sewn for the window coverings and will be installed in the spring. We will also be finishing up the landscaping in the spring, after the temperatures warm up.
  • The exteriors of the Stable barns have been painted thanks to the help of several volunteers. The stables are now a nice “barn red” color. The next set of buildings to be painted will be the stables office/snack shop and vaulting barrel gym. Then all of the buildings at the Stables and Bayview will have a fresh look.
  • Work has been completed to create 100 more parking spaces for The Lights of Christmas. These spaces are needed to handle the ever-growing numbers of vehicles that arrive each evening of The Lights.

Sidewalk Project AAfter the first of the year, work will begin on these projects:

  • The work to repair the end-wall in the Cedar Lodge Dining Room will finally be done early next year. There is significant rot that must be removed and the wall repaired. In addition, new windows and doors will be installed during the repair. A back-order on materials and the need to coordinate this work around guest groups have caused this work to be delayed.
  • The Cedar Lodge Chapel refurbishment project will also be done early next year. The windows will be replaced, new window coverings installed, and interior and exterior paint will be applied.
  • The sidewalk at right was installed in the mid- 1970's. A new wider sidewalk from the Senior Community to Maple Center will be installed to improve safety and accommodate more pedestrian traffic. This project is being funded in part by a significant gift from a family.

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 you may email her.

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