Lodge Perimeter Foundation
The Main Lodge is a grand ole building that has an insurance factor for heavy snow loads. Around the outside of the building, there are 14 clusters of 4 poles that act as additional support for the last ¼ of the roof span. The original construction had a concrete footing of rocks and cement, a 5’ section of a large tree as a post, and 4 poles on top of the post that supported the roof. The balloon frame wall carries some of the roof load, but not enough.
Over the years, the giant tree posts have rotted away and been replaced at least once during the 60’s. Once again, it’s time to deal with the rotting wood, but this time, we are putting in poles that will go from a new concrete footing all the way to the top of the wall. No posts to rot out this time. And once again, this is a phased project over several years due to the size of the project; the use of volunteer labor and not enough budget funds to start and finish in one season.
One of our long time camp supporters and 75th organizing committee member, Barry Bryant was lost to us several months before the event. His friends and family knew his love for the camp and as a lasting tribute included Camp Lassen as part of the celebration of his life. The generosity that followed allowed the start of the foundation project to begin and complete the first 4 footing replacements. We hope you’ll join this effort to finish.
Phase 1 was completed in 2010 and we completed the replacement of 4 of the footings. Only 9 more to go. In August, we will start on the next 5 footings so that the entire west half of the lodge will be completed. If you would like to help out on this, let us know and we will put you on the contact list.
Total Donated: $20000
Donation Goal: $35000