Project Updates

Project update includes many things from existing facilities to updates for our guests.

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Project Updates

January is a transition month between The Lights of Christmas Festival and our winter/spring retreat season. Here’s what is happening this winter: The Lights of Christmas scenes, sets, and décor are going back into storage and the grounds are being restored for winter retreats. Cascadian Lodge remodeling has begun! The facility is receiving insulation, noise reduction, new fixtures, carpet, furniture, and interior décor. The Stables will have cross-ties installed, providing improved safety and covered space for tacking up horses. Automatic ...
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Update on Projects

Fall is a time of year in which we wrap up summer projects and begin to prepare for The Lights of Christmas. Work currently underway includes: New flooring for Warner House has been laid. The next area to receive new flooring will be the Cedar Lodge entryways. Following The Lights of Christmas, the remainder of the storage containers in the maintenance yard will be re-positioned for more usable storage space. Efficiently designed storage is very important to the stewardship of ...
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Project Updates – September 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The new sidewalk from Cedar Lodge Chapel to the Program Center has been completed. Landscaping and park benches add to the beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings. New flooring is scheduled this fall for the Abbot Cabin, Warner House, and the entryways of Cedar Lodge Lobby. Storage containers are being re-arranged in the maintenance yard in order to provide increased parking for The Lights of Christmas. This project will continue ...
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Project Updates – August 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects:Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The new playground equipment has been installed and is in full use. The new commercial-grade playground equipment is designed for children age 5 to 12, and has a capacity of up to 50 youngsters. The equipment includes slides, climbing apparatus, as well as ground level elements that children with mobility challenges can also enjoy. In addition to the new playground, volunteers ...

Project Updates – May 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The Cedar Lodge Chapel renovation project is just days away from being completed! In the last six weeks, a new ceiling and lighting have been installed, and a new roof put on. This will complete the three phases of renovation in Cedar Lodge that were part of the Embracing the Vision Campaign. The new playground equipment that will replace the old “Big Toy” playground structure will be installed on May ...

Project Updates – March 2017

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The final push for completing the renovation project in Cedar Lodge Chapel began on March 13. The work being done includes new texture and paint for the ceiling, and new lighting. As soon as weather permits, a new roof will be put down on this wing of Cedar Lodge. What a difference this project is making! Be sure to take a peek in the Chapel the next time you are ...

Project Updates – November 2016

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The new audio/visual systems have been installed in Cedar Lodge Chapel as a part of the refurbishment project currently underway. The new chairs have arrived. The rest of the work in the Chapel is on hold until after The Lights of Christmas. Work still needing to be done includes the new lighting, new texture/paint for the ceiling, and when it stops raining, a new roof on this wing of Cedar ...

Project Updates – September 2016

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The refurbishment project in Cedar Lodge Chapel is nearing completion. The new snack bar has been completed. New chairs have been ordered. Work still in progress includes the new audio/visual systems, new lighting, and ceiling paint. This is the third and final project of the Embracing the Vision Campaign that provided funding for the new restrooms and the remodel work in the kitchen. We are grateful for the many people ...

Project Updates – July 2016

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: Work continues on the refurbishment project in Cedar Lodge Chapel. New windows and exterior doors have been installed, and the interior walls have been refinished. The last two family restrooms are now finished. Work still in progress includes the new audio/visual systems, new chairs, a snack counter, and possibly lighting and ceiling paint. This is the final project of the Embracing the Vision Campaign that provided funding for the new ...

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! The 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 ...

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. The repair work on the end-wall in the Cedar Lodge Dining Room is finally ...

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 ...

Project Updates – October 2015

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: Construction is finally nearing completion on the two new Chinook Village dorms to serve the Special Friends Overnight Camps. There is some finishing electrical and plumbing projects to be done as soon as the contractors are able to schedule the work, and outside landscaping and site grooming to be done early next year. The Camp was awarded a grant from the Snohomish County P.U.D. for a solar power project installed ...

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. Construction is nearing completion on the two new Chinook Village dorms to serve ...
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Project Updates – May 2015

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: The 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 ...
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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 ...
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Project Updates – November 2014

Here is the latest news on the Camp’s current projects: Renovation 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. ...
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Project Updates – August 2014

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 ...
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Project Updates – May 2014

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 ...
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Project Updates – March 2014

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 ...