CAMP HOWARD SEPTEMBER 2017
Several summer camp staff members stayed on with Camp Howard to tackle projects for maintenance. Each year one of the units of cabins is selected to work on in a scheduled sequence to keep the buildings in good repair. This year, the two original units, Fircrest and Greenwood were pressure washed, stained and trimmed. The roofs were cleaned, boards were replaced as needed and the buildings were readied for another 6 years of service. That is the number of years it generally takes to get back to the unit for another spruce up o the exterior. Other projects are also taken on by the crew to get the camp ready for another year. The staff always do a spectacular job and it is a joy to work with them.
Unfortunately this years work party was cut short due to the Gorge Fire. Hopefully a few more days of work time will be available before everyone heads back to school.
BELOW: Emma Wycoff scrubs on the metal bowl used in the giant wok.
Anna O’Boyle learns to operate the lift for pressure washing and painting.
Emma Wycoff also learns to operate the lift as the two girls take on some major responsibilities during the summer work sessions.