Family Camp Is Delayed – till 2017 ! Instead, it’s the Adirondack Rebuild Fall (& Spring) Project. Your Welcome to join in the effort.
Last year, the council invested $230,000 in the capital budget for improvements at Camp Lassen. We have made great progress, but there is still a lot to do to finish the projects. One big project is to rebuild 65 of the 30 year old Adirondacks using all volunteer labor. Nine of them are almost complete.
Our Alumni and Facility committee is a small group of great volunteers, but not enough of us to do both Family Camp and to take on the rebuilding efforts. The weekend also is bad timing from some of our volunteers (Dave and Joel will be gone), but overall, we really need a larger core of new volunteers for our Family Camp Program.
So, this year we are shifting gears to push for a big work weekend on the normal Family Camp weekend and the 3rd weekends of October and November and the rest of next spring as well.
We are looking for a dedicated group of skilled carpenters and contractors that can help remove the trim, remove individual damaged siding, prep for the siding replacement, and get the new siding and trim in place. This will also include replacing the particle board decks, with plywood, painting and other minor repairs.
With the help of the Chico State Construction Management Student Club, Order of the Arrow, & the Lassen work crew, we were able to refurbish the 9 Adirondacks in campsite Miwok. Here is the summary of what it took to get just 9 of them complete.
Day 1: Demo’d and clean up with a crew of about 8 to 10,
Day 2: Siding replacement and re-nailing with a crew of 6 to 8 –
2 really skilled leaders were needed, the rest were competent nailers
Day 3: Finish trim with a crew of 6 very skilled carpenters
Day 4: Skilled painters with airless sprayers to paint the building, 2 coat required
Day 5: Finish trim paint, threshold repair
We still have to change the bunk decks (particle board to plywood) & repair the thresholds so you can see, this is a big effort that will take a lot of time and a lot of volunteers.
Alumni member Steve Estes has offered to provide food service and would like to offer limited programs for the families of any pack and troop that would like to Adopt a Campsite or Adopt and Adirondack and in join in the effort – with their qualified volunteers. Come up for the weekend, campout with the kids (cabins will be available), work on Adirondacks. We have all year to finish.
If you’re interested in joining the effort, drop an note to the Camp Lassen Alumni at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give a call to Jim Thorup at 530-864-5553