Camp Pioneer--post three
This is the huge project Marty, Mandy and I worked for hours reorganizing. This craft shed hadn't been cleaned out since 1998. Now if you have your own craft room you can probably come close to knowing what this looked like before, but before you picture it imagine 20 camp counselors every year coming in and digging through boxes and not putting things back. Wait, there's more! Now imagine a mouse community--population size unknown making homes within those boxes. Okay now I can see you backing away from the monitor. You have the picture! I had the photo but because my memory card was full I had to delete a lot of them. We had about 5 wheelbarrows full of trash to cart off as well. Looks good doesn't it. The cabinets in the back weren't there when we arrived. Another group of helpers (thanks, Dave, Dave, and Ed) that found them and brought them in for us to use, they even made a counter top.
Yet another project was to paint Leah's house. That's my friend Lauriann on the ladder she paints every year, behind her is Laura, she paints too. Self prounoucned project manager Gary has climbed that ladder yet. The house looked much better after scraping and painting. New trim was made and installed too.
This firepit was in another place. They moved it further away from the edge of the cliff. Lots of sand in wheelbarrows. That's Ed in the left corner and Dave with the rake.
Some of the other projects were painting and repairing a back stop. I helped with the paint and had sparkly arms for a week. I didn't mind, I like sparkles!
Another fence was installed in front of the camp, a basketball hoop, tether ball pole and flag pole were concreted in place. A bathroom was remodeled, cottages were stocked with dishes by Darla and Gwen, steps were built and I'm sure a lot of other things I didn't see were done.
I know a huge military tent was set up for the campers coming after us. Kids with a deployed parent get the chance to come to camp and during their stay spend some time in a barracks tent much like the one their parent's are staying.
more later, sunsets and a very big waterfall!
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances about women who challenge their fears even though they want to run from them. Author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families.