As we welcome an ever-growing range of guests in all seasons, making camp accessible to all (rain or shine) is more important than ever. Thanks to generous donor support and hardworking excavation crews, the first phase of the Pathways Project is complete!
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Crews from Oregon Woods flagged routes through the trees in September, and started digging pathways shortly after. The curving paths are filled with compact gravel to create a wheelchair-safe, all-weather surface. The first rains of the season helped further seal the gravel in place.
Emerald Excavating carried out the second part — a vehicle route to the upper cabins. Crews laid out the road along the left edge of the back field, connecting to the lodge and curving around the volleyball court. Trailers and trailers of gravel were compacted over the course of a week.
The next phase consists of a wooden boardwalk from the parking lot to the walking bridge, hopefully to be completed in spring. Eventual plans include improved access to Outdoor Chapel and a 5k loop on camp’s recently purchased property.
The Pathways Project is funded in part by the Paddle Raise at our Oktoberfest Celebrations and also by proceeds from the 2015 Spring Appeal. Thank you to all our donors, volunteers, and partners!