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

  • Please continue to pray for the Camp’s Conditional Use Permit. We have a submittal meeting scheduled with the County Planning Department on November 17. Then, the plans go through a 120 day evaluation and hearing process during which time there will be opportunity for community comment on the plans, and the County can require revisions. Please pray that the plans will be approved with support from the community and few revisions by the County. This permit must be approved before we can begin the Cedar Lodge renovation project, and will affect all future development of the Camp for the next 30 years.
  • We continue to work on the final plans for the Cedar Lodge renovation project. Currently, we are finalizing the electrical engineering details and calibrating fire flow and fire suppression in accordance with fire marshal specifications. Our hope is that the final building plans will go to the County in January or February. Lord willing, the actual work on the first phase — moving the restrooms to the main floor — will begin in 2011.
  • Even though funds were raised earlier this year at Men’s Advance and Women’s Retreats to go towards replacing the railings around the Program Center Courtyard and repainting the exterior walls of the Program Center, we have not been able to arrange for the volunteer labor needed to complete the work. We have put this project on hold until next spring.
  • 240_warner_ext03Emergency renovation work has been completed on the Warner House, one of the Camp’s retreat homes. This included re-roofing the house, removing an old fireplace and chimney, and rebuilding a carport. This house is also used during The Lights of Christmas as the Nutcracker Suite, so the work needed to be completed quickly.
  • Projects being prepared for next spring include repainting the interiors and putting down new flooring in the W-Bar-B Bunkhouse cabins, and installing new windows, and siding, and painting the exterior of one of the Camp’s dorm houses. If you would be interested in volunteering to help with either of these projects, contact Jessica Beach at the Camp at 360-652-7575 or 800-228-6724.
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Pines LandscapingHere is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:

  • The project at the Stables — running a waterline out for a winterized watering trough, and installing a system to collect and pipe away the runoff water from the roofs of all the buildings in the Stables area — has been completed thanks to LZ Construction and the Snohomish Conservation District. This work will help protect the environment in the area around the Stables.
  • We continue to work with building engineers and the architects on the final plans for the Cedar Lodge renovation project. We hope to begin the actual work on the first phase — moving the restrooms to the main floor — in 2011. Actual construction is dependent on getting approval from the State and County agencies involved in the process.
  • Funds were raised at Men’s Advance and Women’s Retreats to replace the railings around the Program Center Courtyard and repaint the exterior walls of the Program Center. We need several volunteers to step forward to help with this work. If we had six or eight men for a day in October, we would be able to complete this project. Otherwise, we will need to hold the work until next spring.
  • Please continue to pray for the Camp’s Conditional Use Permit. We are planning to submit the final application to the County this month. This permit must be approved before we can begin the Cedar Lodge renovation project, and will affect all future development of the Camp for the next 30 years.
  • This is the time of year that we wrap up as many existing projects as possible for the season. We are completing some landscaping around the sidewalks that were put in  last spring near the Pines, and finishing up some maintenance work on a couple of retreat houses.
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Here is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:

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  • Projects planned for the Stables include running a water line out for a winterized watering trough, and collecting and piping away the runoff water from the roofs of all the buildings to an area away from the manure shed to help protect the environment. This work will be done as manpower is available.
  • We continue to work with building engineers and the architects on the final building plans for the Cedar Lodge renovation project, phases I, II, and III, so that we can submit our plans to the County for building permits. The first phase will be moving the restrooms to the main floor. Actual construction is dependent on receiving our Conditional Use Permit.
  • Funds were raised at Men’s Advance and Women’s Retreats for replacing the railings around the Program Center Courtyard, and repainting the exterior walls of the Program Center. This work will be done when the use of these facilities slows down after the busy summer season, and we have the volunteers available.
  • Work is nearing completion on the installation of the pasture sprinkler system. Once in operation, this system will allow us to irrigate our pastures with treated and reclaimed wastewater, with zero discharge of treated effluent into the bay during the summer seasons.
  • There will be some painting, roofing, and construction projects planned between now and the end of the year on several Camp buildings. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these, please contact Jessica in our volunteer office.
  • Please continue to pray for the Camp’s Conditional Use Permit application before the County. This permit must be approved before we can begin the Cedar Lodge renovation project, and will affect all future development of the Camp for the next 30 years.

 

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Cedar Lodge ArtworkHere is the latest news on the Camp projects currently underway:

  • Full funding has been received for the refrigerator project. The Camp has been mandated by the County Health Department to replace the home-style refrigerators in use in areas where food is served or food concessions are sold, with commercial-grade refrigerators. Between a grant from a foundation, and the gifts from many friends of the Camp, enough funding has come in to purchase all of the new units. Thank you to all who had a part in this!
  • The fence setback project at the Stables is complete. Projects still to be done at the Stables include running a water line out for a winterized watering trough, and collecting and piping away the runoff water from the roofs of all the buildings to an area away from the manure shed to help protect the environment.
  • We are working with building engineers and the architects on final building plans for the Cedar Lodge renovation project, phases I, II, and III, so that we can submit our plans to the County for building permits. The first phase will be moving the restrooms to the main floor.
  • Smaller projects finished or nearing completion include the repair work done on one of the Camp’s waterlines, and renovation work going on in one of the staff homes.
  • There will be several painting, roofing, and construction projects underway this summer on Camp buildings. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these, please contact Jessica in our volunteer office.

Please continue to pray for the Camp’s Conditional Use Permit application before the County. This permit must be approved before we can begin the Cedar Lodge renovation project, and will affect all future development of the Camp for the next 30 years.

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BuildingFencesWe have several projects currently underway at the Camp:

  • We are working on a fencing set-back project at the stables to keep our herd away from the streams and help protect the environment. This work is partially funded by the Snohomish Conservation District.
  • Now that the Wastewater Treatment Plant is processing the effluent to a reuse standard, we will be able to use the water for irrigation in the pastures during the warmer months of the year. Irrigation equipment has been ordered and we should be able to irrigate this summer and not discharge anything into the Port Susan Bay.

Upcoming projects in the next few months include:

  • Because of a chronic problem in one of the Camp’s waterlines, we will be working on a waterline repair project this summer to improve the problem. More work will be required in the future, but funds are not available to replace the section of line at this time.
  • There will be several painting, roofing, and construction projects underway this summer on Camp buildings. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these, please contact Jessica in our volunteer office.

With the support of the surrounding community, the Camp is now ready to make the final push to get our Conditional Use Permit application approved by the County. This permit is needed before we can begin the Cedar Lodge renovation projects, and will affect all future development of the Camp for the next 30 years. Please pray that the Lord will go before us in getting this permit approved.

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We have several projects currently underway at the Camp:

  • Construction continues on the parking pad and sidewalks for the ADA restroom being put in at The Pines. This is the final part of the ADA project we started last spring for the Special Friends Camps that included the purchase of a special trailer-mounted ADA mobile restroom.

Projects recently completed include:

  • Thanks to the volunteer support of Ray Samuelson, Rob Down, and the vaulting club, the workout building at the Stables is complete. The old draft horse barn was converted to a secondary work-out room for the Warm Beach Vaulters.

The Conditional Use Permit application is still awaiting approval from the county. This permit is needed before we can begin on the Cedar Lodge renovation projects. Please pray that the Lord will go before us in getting this permit approved.

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We have several projects currently underway at the Camp:

  • We are converting the old draft horse barn to a secondary work-out room for the Warm Beach Vaulters, thanks to volunteers Rob Down and Ray Samuelson.
  • The parking pad and sidewalks for ADA restroom are being put in soon at The Pines. This is the final part of the ADA project we started last spring for the Special Friends Camps that included the purchase of a special trailer-mounted ADA mobile restroom.

Projects for this summer include:

  • Re-furbishing the exterior of the Warner Retreat House, include taking out the fireplace, installing a new roof, and removing the carport. This house is known as the Nutcracker Suite during The Lights of Christmas.
  • Painting the exterior of the Program Center and replacing the railings around the courtyard flower beds
  • Installing new carpet in the Program Center meeting rooms A, B, and C.

The Conditional Use Permit application is still awaiting approval from the county. This permit is needed before we can begin on the Cedar Lodge renovation projects. Please pray that the Lord will go before us in getting this permit approved.

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Cedar LodgeWhat an exciting moment when, on the last day of 2009, the final pledge was received to complete the funding for the first three phases of the Cedar Lodge renovation. This date was significant in that it meant we had met the last requirement to claim a grant from a foundation for $490,000 for this project.

This project includes moving the public restrooms to the main floor of Cedar Lodge, and expanding the kitchen and Cedar Lodge Chapel.

The first project slated for completion is the restrooms. We hope to begin construction this fall. Phases II and III are scheduled to begin in May of 2011. This all hinges on receiving our Conditional Use Permit from the county, followed by the building permits for each phase of the renovation projects after that.

We are currently working on the detailed plans for these projects, and lining up the help that will be needed to get these projects completed. Please pray that the Lord will bring everything together to allow us to proceed.

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Cedar LodgeFaced with a looming deadline, it was down to the wire when the last pledge came in on December 31, 2009 to reach the goal and complete the funding for the first three phases on renovation work to be done on Cedar Lodge. This has allowed the Camp to submit the paperwork to claim the $490,000 completion grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

We praise God for His faithfulness, and we are very grateful for all of the people who gave the gifts and made pledges that brought us to the finish line. We hope to begin construction in Fall 2010 on the first phase of renovation in this project: moving the restrooms to the main floor of Cedar Lodge. Phase II and III are scheduled to begin in May of 2011.

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Cedar Lodge is the building that serves as the center of our hospitality for gathering, food and fellowship. As WBC is growing in serving people with special needs, specialized diets, and disabilities it is essential to complete three phases of upgrades:

  • Establish ADA restrooms on the main floor of Cedar Lodge,
  • Expand the kitchen to meet the dietary needs of people today,
  • Emprove the meeting room in Cedar lodge to better serve the variety of meeting formats required today.

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