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Update on Projects – October 2013

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

  • CL Hallway WorkThe area in lower Cedar Lodge where the restrooms used to be looks totally different now! Work continues on turning that space into new office and storage areas, and an enlarged laundry. Structural improvements being made to the building are taking longer than anticipated, but these improvements must be completed before work can begin on Cedar Lodge Chapel upstairs. Installation of the new walk-in cooler and freezer for Food Service will have to wait for early next year, since we are now gearing up for The Lights of Christmas. There is still some structural preparation to be done before the cooler and freezer can be installed.
  • Architectural drawings are being prepared for the two new A.D.A. cabins at Chinook Village for Special Friends overnight camp planned for next summer. These drawings are needed to apply for the construction permits, and for assessing the construction costs. Funding will need to be raised to enable construction to begin. We are excited about launching this new program that will provide an even greater impact on the lives of the campers with special needs, and also give a much-needed break for the campers’ caregivers.
  • Planning has begun on a refurbishment project for Cascadian Lodge. We are working with an interior designer on plans for redecorating the sleeping rooms and lobby. This will involve new carpeting, paint, upholstery, lighting, and window coverings. Our goal is to have a sample room completed by March 2014. From there we will seek funding for updating the remaining Cascadian rooms.
  • Work is being done this fall on several projects. These include: some parking improvements for The Lights of Christmas and Program Center, planting a native growth buffer along the property line above Bayview Ranch House (which is a continuation of the work required by our Conditional Use Permit), and planning for improvements in our environmental stewardship in the horse program. This involves re-locating the manure shed and building a box stall addition for the vaulting horses. This fall, as we establish a budget and plans for next year, our prayer is that we can tend to the work needed to address issues of safety, environmental stewardship, and building preservation, along with the continuation of the Cedar Lodge project and Chinook Village makeover.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with any projects, whether you have a few hours or a few days, contact Jessica Wilson at the Camp or by email at jwilson@warmbeach.com.

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